UPDATE: Backlash after Weymouth described as 'wasteland': What do you think?

Residents have taken to social media to defend Weymouth

Residents have taken to social media to defend Weymouth

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A HUGE debate has been caused by an article calling Weymouth a 'graveyard of ambition.'

It says that 'beyond the beach, Weymouth is a place beset by low wages, lack of transport, isolation and poverty of aspiration.'

The words, published in the Observer, have divided the town, with some calling it 'nonsense' and others saying the area needs to face up to reality.

Article author Tracy McVeigh, who has received hate mail since publication, said the purpose of the article was not 'picking on Weymouth' but to prompt action for young people in the town and other coastal resorts.

She told the Echo: “Inner-city kids are doing better than kids in lovely coastal towns; that's something everybody needs to take on board.

“They are the generation that is going to keep the town going.

“We have to get behind young people and help them.”

Although McVeigh said the level of hate mail was unnecessary, she said she is glad the article had caused a debate.

It was prompted by chief inspector of schools Sir Michael Wilshaw's comments that 'aspiration and achievement was now a major issue in seaside towns.'

McVeigh added: “Weymouth is a lovely place to visit and I am sure that is not affected (by the article) but there are people having a really hard time.

“It's nice that people care enough about the town to comment.

“The whole point of Sir Michael Wilshaw's comment on coastal towns was to start a debate- and it's exactly the sort of debate people should be having.

“Young people are having a really tough time. The public transport situation makes life incredibly difficult.”

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council has waded in to defend the town.

Cllr Mike Byatt, brief holder for Corporate Affairs and Continuous Improvement, said: “Increasing economic prosperity and growth in Weymouth is a top priority for the borough council.”

He added that 'inward investment opportunities', superfast broadband and reduced parking prices are making the town more attractive and the borough will host more than 260 events this year.

He said: “We appreciate there are a number of challenges ahead, but these challenges are not just unique to Weymouth.

“The town is in a much better position than many other high streets and seaside towns across the country, and we must seek to make the best use of what we have to offer such as the beach, harbour and stunning Jurassic Coast.

“We continue to work alongside our partners and key stakeholders in Weymouth such as the Weymouth BID, Chamber of Commerce, Local Enterprise Partnership, Weymouth College and Dorset County Council and many others to achieve this ambition.

“We are confident that a strategic approach will help secure a prosperous, enjoyable town that is a great place to live and work for all our residents, businesses and visitors.”

RESIDENTS have taken to social media to air their views.

Joe Hunt said 'a small portion' of the article 'rings true BUT massively overlooks everything it has got going for it.'

Laura Culshaw said: “Weymouth is a buzzing hub of enterprise when you look closely but that article has barely scratched the surface! Very one-sided.

But others have agreed with aspects of what was written, with cllr Dan Brember saying: “Don't agree that Weymouth is a "graveyard of ambition" but, almost without exception, ambitions involve getting out.”

He added later: “It's no easy reading, and is narrow in scope, but it's not inaccurate.

“Before May, we spoke to thousands of Weymouth residents and, overwhelmingly, that was what we heard on the doorstep from Portland to Littlemoor “Really encouraging to see business is on the up but that isn't being felt by the majority of residents.”

One former resident wrote on the Echo website: “I'm glad that article has been written. Last year my family had the opportunity to move and people asked us why, and the story we tell is the same as the article. We have two children and faced with the reality of no work for them moving was a good option. As it has turned out we are so glad we moved and often comment on we wish we had done it years ago. Where we live now does not have the amazing beauty of the scenery of the coast line but has so much more to offer.”

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1:01pm Mon 23 Jun 14

islandman says...

How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified. islandman
  • Score: 10

1:31pm Mon 23 Jun 14

common cence says...

We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,
We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,, common cence
  • Score: 65

1:32pm Mon 23 Jun 14

marabout says...

A damaging article but in honesty it's fairly truthful. In particular the drug culture which is taking over the town is accurate.

I once met a senior policeman who described Weymouth as the drug Capitol of Europe with more Class A drugs passing through the harbour area than Amstrdam.
A damaging article but in honesty it's fairly truthful. In particular the drug culture which is taking over the town is accurate. I once met a senior policeman who described Weymouth as the drug Capitol of Europe with more Class A drugs passing through the harbour area than Amstrdam. marabout
  • Score: 56

1:36pm Mon 23 Jun 14

arlbergbahn says...

Well, what d'you expect from the Observer, sister paper of the Guardian, whose philosophy is always to knock Britain at every opportunity.
Well, what d'you expect from the Observer, sister paper of the Guardian, whose philosophy is always to knock Britain at every opportunity. arlbergbahn
  • Score: -48

1:38pm Mon 23 Jun 14

arlbergbahn says...

common cence wrote:
We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,
Filth floating in the harbour? I expect that';s probably algae, it's probably not sewage, no need to worry.
[quote][p][bold]common cence[/bold] wrote: We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,[/p][/quote]Filth floating in the harbour? I expect that';s probably algae, it's probably not sewage, no need to worry. arlbergbahn
  • Score: -7

1:52pm Mon 23 Jun 14

cosmick says...

islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.
[quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control. cosmick
  • Score: -20

1:56pm Mon 23 Jun 14

MrTomSmith says...

Just one question, how can people comment on "the article" when you have not printed it for us to read. This is ridiculous.
Just one question, how can people comment on "the article" when you have not printed it for us to read. This is ridiculous. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 5

1:59pm Mon 23 Jun 14

whippetmax says...

I have to say that , sadly, this article is correct.
We, as a family love the place so much that we regularly holiday there , from South Wales, for 2 weeks at a time at a higher cost than going abroad would be. We live for those holidays and our dream would be to be able to live there in our retirement. Such is the natural beauty of the place and our investment of many hapoy memories bound up with it.
However, when you truly love something , you love it 'warts and all' and Weymouth has many of these.
We have spent a month in an apartment by the bridge that has given us a birds-eye view down into the town , where we have witnessed night after night of trouble. The atmosphere changes in the early evening and the while town centre takes on a no-go atmosphere.
There is a general sense of decay that is present in so many towns and cities nowadays, very much including our own and we feel a sense of anxiety for the future of such a beautiful place.
One of the things that would prevent me moving there tomorrow is the reality of the lack of job prospects within the area for our young son. This is something that has to be faced up to by those already residing there.
Tourism can only be the answer up to a point. The Condor Ferry appears to be holding Weymouth to ransom over its demands for yet more money to be spent on a terminal at a time when the town still seems to be healing from the fiasco of the Olympics.
I have to say that , sadly, this article is correct. We, as a family love the place so much that we regularly holiday there , from South Wales, for 2 weeks at a time at a higher cost than going abroad would be. We live for those holidays and our dream would be to be able to live there in our retirement. Such is the natural beauty of the place and our investment of many hapoy memories bound up with it. However, when you truly love something , you love it 'warts and all' and Weymouth has many of these. We have spent a month in an apartment by the bridge that has given us a birds-eye view down into the town , where we have witnessed night after night of trouble. The atmosphere changes in the early evening and the while town centre takes on a no-go atmosphere. There is a general sense of decay that is present in so many towns and cities nowadays, very much including our own and we feel a sense of anxiety for the future of such a beautiful place. One of the things that would prevent me moving there tomorrow is the reality of the lack of job prospects within the area for our young son. This is something that has to be faced up to by those already residing there. Tourism can only be the answer up to a point. The Condor Ferry appears to be holding Weymouth to ransom over its demands for yet more money to be spent on a terminal at a time when the town still seems to be healing from the fiasco of the Olympics. whippetmax
  • Score: 80

2:10pm Mon 23 Jun 14

leo210856 says...

islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
We spent a few hours there last September and agree 100% with what you say. Horrible place, in fair worse state of repair than Weymouth
[quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]We spent a few hours there last September and agree 100% with what you say. Horrible place, in fair worse state of repair than Weymouth leo210856
  • Score: 6

2:16pm Mon 23 Jun 14

shy talk says...

The report has a lot of home truths; these could be applied to most places in the United Kingdom. As Winston Churchill said. “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”
The report has a lot of home truths; these could be applied to most places in the United Kingdom. As Winston Churchill said. “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” shy talk
  • Score: 43

2:17pm Mon 23 Jun 14

aderumbold says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
common cence wrote:
We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,
Filth floating in the harbour? I expect that';s probably algae, it's probably not sewage, no need to worry.
No,it is rubbish floating in the harbour....Take a walk around a look for yourself.
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]common cence[/bold] wrote: We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,[/p][/quote]Filth floating in the harbour? I expect that';s probably algae, it's probably not sewage, no need to worry.[/p][/quote]No,it is rubbish floating in the harbour....Take a walk around a look for yourself. aderumbold
  • Score: 27

2:21pm Mon 23 Jun 14

luffy22 says...

I'm glad that article has been written. Last year my family had the opportunity to move and people asked us why, and the story we tell is the same as the article. We have two children and faced with the reality of no work for them moving was a good option. As it has turned out we are so glad we moved and often comment on we wish we had done it years ago. Where we live now does not have the amazing beauty of the scenery of the coast line but has so much more to offer.
For us the work opportunities is better and the kids are happier at school and are a lot busier with quality clubs activities. Being able to find a choice of shops, entertainment and restaurants without having to drive for over an hour is amazing. I think the difference here is that the local council does things here for the community and not to line their own pockets or their own quality of life. Which has been the downfall of weymouth
I'm glad that article has been written. Last year my family had the opportunity to move and people asked us why, and the story we tell is the same as the article. We have two children and faced with the reality of no work for them moving was a good option. As it has turned out we are so glad we moved and often comment on we wish we had done it years ago. Where we live now does not have the amazing beauty of the scenery of the coast line but has so much more to offer. For us the work opportunities is better and the kids are happier at school and are a lot busier with quality clubs activities. Being able to find a choice of shops, entertainment and restaurants without having to drive for over an hour is amazing. I think the difference here is that the local council does things here for the community and not to line their own pockets or their own quality of life. Which has been the downfall of weymouth luffy22
  • Score: 45

2:23pm Mon 23 Jun 14

aderumbold says...

cosmick wrote:
islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.
So, it's all the foreigners causing the problems in Weymouth is it?? And who do we need to 'take back control' from???
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.[/p][/quote]So, it's all the foreigners causing the problems in Weymouth is it?? And who do we need to 'take back control' from??? aderumbold
  • Score: 11

2:24pm Mon 23 Jun 14

caroleem says...

I love Weymouth. We bought a house there in 2010 and the people are friendly and helpful. Maybe there is a drug problem there but it is not as evident as this article makes out. I have 2 nephews who have worked for years in a highly paid engineering establishment there and nieces in similar situations. Work is hard to find anywhere at the moment and Weymouth could do with more stores like M&S to keep the locals from going into Southampton or Poole but, overall, the charm of Weymouth is its beachfront and hospitality. This very bad winter did not keep people out of doors, dog walkers et al, and most were NOT weekenders!
I love Weymouth. We bought a house there in 2010 and the people are friendly and helpful. Maybe there is a drug problem there but it is not as evident as this article makes out. I have 2 nephews who have worked for years in a highly paid engineering establishment there and nieces in similar situations. Work is hard to find anywhere at the moment and Weymouth could do with more stores like M&S to keep the locals from going into Southampton or Poole but, overall, the charm of Weymouth is its beachfront and hospitality. This very bad winter did not keep people out of doors, dog walkers et al, and most were NOT weekenders! caroleem
  • Score: 15

2:26pm Mon 23 Jun 14

PORTLAND ROVER says...

Those who are complaining must be blinkered. I think it is a very accurate description. Wake up and smell the Coffee.... the Borough Council has completely neglected the Sandy Beach Town... Been happening to Portland For Years!!! Now Sandy Town has become the same.. if not worse than Portland!

No vision, No funding, No interest...Sadly a dying area of South Dorset whilst The County Town is creating its own Shangri-la... That is where the funding has seemed to have gone!

Yes... on a sunny day, Sandy Town may look like the packed out town that is associated with a thriving Tourist Town, but peel back the layers and there is deprivation Vice and a town that very few really care about and are trying to make things better.

Borough Council have had a bad press... quite rightly, brought on by bad decisions and I don't think most of the Borough Councillors actually know what the are voting for most of the time.

I cannot see it ever changing. Sorry about that. I hope you prove me wrong, but Portland has been in a continuing decline since the early seventies... all thanks to a Council that could not care less... Too much housing, too little infrastructure to cope... It will get worse! I promise!
Those who are complaining must be blinkered. I think it is a very accurate description. Wake up and smell the Coffee.... the Borough Council has completely neglected the Sandy Beach Town... Been happening to Portland For Years!!! Now Sandy Town has become the same.. if not worse than Portland! No vision, No funding, No interest...Sadly a dying area of South Dorset whilst The County Town is creating its own Shangri-la... That is where the funding has seemed to have gone! Yes... on a sunny day, Sandy Town may look like the packed out town that is associated with a thriving Tourist Town, but peel back the layers and there is deprivation Vice and a town that very few really care about and are trying to make things better. Borough Council have had a bad press... quite rightly, brought on by bad decisions and I don't think most of the Borough Councillors actually know what the are voting for most of the time. I cannot see it ever changing. Sorry about that. I hope you prove me wrong, but Portland has been in a continuing decline since the early seventies... all thanks to a Council that could not care less... Too much housing, too little infrastructure to cope... It will get worse! I promise! PORTLAND ROVER
  • Score: 57

3:01pm Mon 23 Jun 14

arlbergbahn says...

What a splendid opportunity this story has been for the massed bands of the knock-everything-****
ociated-with-Weymout
h-at-every-opportuni
ty whingers that comment on the Dorset Echo website to have a good old whinge. And squeeze in a completely irrelevant mention of Ukip, as usual.

(Vice? Where's the Vice? i always miss out on these things.)
What a splendid opportunity this story has been for the massed bands of the knock-everything-**** ociated-with-Weymout h-at-every-opportuni ty whingers that comment on the Dorset Echo website to have a good old whinge. And squeeze in a completely irrelevant mention of Ukip, as usual. (Vice? Where's the Vice? i always miss out on these things.) arlbergbahn
  • Score: 3

3:02pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Sylvia2 says...

DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK.
FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK!
DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK. FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK! Sylvia2
  • Score: -100

3:06pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Sylvia2 says...

luffy22 wrote:
I'm glad that article has been written. Last year my family had the opportunity to move and people asked us why, and the story we tell is the same as the article. We have two children and faced with the reality of no work for them moving was a good option. As it has turned out we are so glad we moved and often comment on we wish we had done it years ago. Where we live now does not have the amazing beauty of the scenery of the coast line but has so much more to offer.
For us the work opportunities is better and the kids are happier at school and are a lot busier with quality clubs activities. Being able to find a choice of shops, entertainment and restaurants without having to drive for over an hour is amazing. I think the difference here is that the local council does things here for the community and not to line their own pockets or their own quality of life. Which has been the downfall of weymouth
HURRAH GOODBYE GOOD RIDDANCE. AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE. DON'T LIKE IT. SHOVE OFF.
[quote][p][bold]luffy22[/bold] wrote: I'm glad that article has been written. Last year my family had the opportunity to move and people asked us why, and the story we tell is the same as the article. We have two children and faced with the reality of no work for them moving was a good option. As it has turned out we are so glad we moved and often comment on we wish we had done it years ago. Where we live now does not have the amazing beauty of the scenery of the coast line but has so much more to offer. For us the work opportunities is better and the kids are happier at school and are a lot busier with quality clubs activities. Being able to find a choice of shops, entertainment and restaurants without having to drive for over an hour is amazing. I think the difference here is that the local council does things here for the community and not to line their own pockets or their own quality of life. Which has been the downfall of weymouth[/p][/quote]HURRAH GOODBYE GOOD RIDDANCE. AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE. DON'T LIKE IT. SHOVE OFF. Sylvia2
  • Score: -82

3:11pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Sylvia2 says...

whippetmax wrote:
I have to say that , sadly, this article is correct.
We, as a family love the place so much that we regularly holiday there , from South Wales, for 2 weeks at a time at a higher cost than going abroad would be. We live for those holidays and our dream would be to be able to live there in our retirement. Such is the natural beauty of the place and our investment of many hapoy memories bound up with it.
However, when you truly love something , you love it 'warts and all' and Weymouth has many of these.
We have spent a month in an apartment by the bridge that has given us a birds-eye view down into the town , where we have witnessed night after night of trouble. The atmosphere changes in the early evening and the while town centre takes on a no-go atmosphere.
There is a general sense of decay that is present in so many towns and cities nowadays, very much including our own and we feel a sense of anxiety for the future of such a beautiful place.
One of the things that would prevent me moving there tomorrow is the reality of the lack of job prospects within the area for our young son. This is something that has to be faced up to by those already residing there.
Tourism can only be the answer up to a point. The Condor Ferry appears to be holding Weymouth to ransom over its demands for yet more money to be spent on a terminal at a time when the town still seems to be healing from the fiasco of the Olympics.
IF YOU DON'T LIVE HERE AND KNOW THE FACTS WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO PRATTLE ON ABOUT OUR TOWN. WHY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH DO YOU KEEP HOLIDAYING HERE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT.
TRY LIVING HERE IN THE SUMMER WHEN THE TOWN IS PACKED WITH CHAVVIE RUDE MINLESS HOLIDAYMAKERS WHO TAKE UP THE CAR PARKS, PAVEMENTS AND OVER RUN THE TOWN. IT IS A NIGHTARE.
[quote][p][bold]whippetmax[/bold] wrote: I have to say that , sadly, this article is correct. We, as a family love the place so much that we regularly holiday there , from South Wales, for 2 weeks at a time at a higher cost than going abroad would be. We live for those holidays and our dream would be to be able to live there in our retirement. Such is the natural beauty of the place and our investment of many hapoy memories bound up with it. However, when you truly love something , you love it 'warts and all' and Weymouth has many of these. We have spent a month in an apartment by the bridge that has given us a birds-eye view down into the town , where we have witnessed night after night of trouble. The atmosphere changes in the early evening and the while town centre takes on a no-go atmosphere. There is a general sense of decay that is present in so many towns and cities nowadays, very much including our own and we feel a sense of anxiety for the future of such a beautiful place. One of the things that would prevent me moving there tomorrow is the reality of the lack of job prospects within the area for our young son. This is something that has to be faced up to by those already residing there. Tourism can only be the answer up to a point. The Condor Ferry appears to be holding Weymouth to ransom over its demands for yet more money to be spent on a terminal at a time when the town still seems to be healing from the fiasco of the Olympics.[/p][/quote]IF YOU DON'T LIVE HERE AND KNOW THE FACTS WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO PRATTLE ON ABOUT OUR TOWN. WHY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH DO YOU KEEP HOLIDAYING HERE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT. TRY LIVING HERE IN THE SUMMER WHEN THE TOWN IS PACKED WITH CHAVVIE RUDE MINLESS HOLIDAYMAKERS WHO TAKE UP THE CAR PARKS, PAVEMENTS AND OVER RUN THE TOWN. IT IS A NIGHTARE. Sylvia2
  • Score: -86

3:13pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Sylvia2 says...

aderumbold wrote:
arlbergbahn wrote:
common cence wrote:
We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,
Filth floating in the harbour? I expect that';s probably algae, it's probably not sewage, no need to worry.
No,it is rubbish floating in the harbour....Take a walk around a look for yourself.
JUST LOOKED. IT IS ALGAE.. NO TRAMPS EITHER. HA HA
[quote][p][bold]aderumbold[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]common cence[/bold] wrote: We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,[/p][/quote]Filth floating in the harbour? I expect that';s probably algae, it's probably not sewage, no need to worry.[/p][/quote]No,it is rubbish floating in the harbour....Take a walk around a look for yourself.[/p][/quote]JUST LOOKED. IT IS ALGAE.. NO TRAMPS EITHER. HA HA Sylvia2
  • Score: -66

3:23pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Brian.H says...

The area has the natural beauty, but needs to be kept clean and tidy. Far to much over grown weeds etc. For example the old railway line by B&Q and the bank by the swannery car park.
The area has the natural beauty, but needs to be kept clean and tidy. Far to much over grown weeds etc. For example the old railway line by B&Q and the bank by the swannery car park. Brian.H
  • Score: 25

3:30pm Mon 23 Jun 14

iansedwell says...

This is the article in question for those who have not read it.

This was my response to it on the Guardian and Facebook pages:

I live in Weymouth. I'm OK. Comfortable, well-off, great job. I'm sitting now in my lounge. From my window the sea is literally a stone's throw away.
But the article is a blisteringly accurate picture of my town. I was born here. Then there was a naval base with support dockyard, a major engineering works, two Admiralty research establishments, a nuclear research facility just up the road, two major army camps. The tourism was a plus. Everyone had jobs. From my year alone at Weymouth Grammar School 5 of us went on to obtain PhDs.
Having dotted around various bits of the world, I came back to Weymouth because I love it here.
But all that's left is exactly what the article describes. A shell of a town. A desperate ghost of what it was. I was lucky. As things stand, the youngsters here are screwed.
This is the article in question for those who have not read it. This was my response to it on the Guardian and Facebook pages: I live in Weymouth. I'm OK. Comfortable, well-off, great job. I'm sitting now in my lounge. From my window the sea is literally a stone's throw away. But the article is a blisteringly accurate picture of my town. I was born here. Then there was a naval base with support dockyard, a major engineering works, two Admiralty research establishments, a nuclear research facility just up the road, two major army camps. The tourism was a plus. Everyone had jobs. From my year alone at Weymouth Grammar School 5 of us went on to obtain PhDs. Having dotted around various bits of the world, I came back to Weymouth because I love it here. But all that's left is exactly what the article describes. A shell of a town. A desperate ghost of what it was. I was lucky. As things stand, the youngsters here are screwed. iansedwell
  • Score: 86

3:31pm Mon 23 Jun 14

elloello1980 says...

Drug use clear to all

low average earnings

no career paths for kids (working in a take away is not a career)

Homeless allowed to sit at the town's beauty spots with a can of special brew in hand (even though drinking is prohibited)

A council that could not organise a booze up in an off licence


What is there to argue with? I would not raise children in the town I was born in. shameful, but true
Drug use clear to all low average earnings no career paths for kids (working in a take away is not a career) Homeless allowed to sit at the town's beauty spots with a can of special brew in hand (even though drinking is prohibited) A council that could not organise a booze up in an off licence What is there to argue with? I would not raise children in the town I was born in. shameful, but true elloello1980
  • Score: 61

3:32pm Mon 23 Jun 14

User-name says...

Sylvia2 wrote:
DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK.
FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK!
Who/what do you think you're helping? You realise that you sound exachly
[quote][p][bold]Sylvia2[/bold] wrote: DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK. FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK![/p][/quote]Who/what do you think you're helping? You realise that you sound exachly User-name
  • Score: 8

3:32pm Mon 23 Jun 14

elloello1980 says...

leo210856 wrote:
islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
We spent a few hours there last September and agree 100% with what you say. Horrible place, in fair worse state of repair than Weymouth
irrelevant.

This is not a competition about which town is worse. It's about recognising the state of the town, in order to do something about it.

we should be thanking the Guardian for slapping us all in the face with a wet fish of reality!
[quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]We spent a few hours there last September and agree 100% with what you say. Horrible place, in fair worse state of repair than Weymouth[/p][/quote]irrelevant. This is not a competition about which town is worse. It's about recognising the state of the town, in order to do something about it. we should be thanking the Guardian for slapping us all in the face with a wet fish of reality! elloello1980
  • Score: 34

3:33pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Portlandgary says...

Sylvia2 wrote:
whippetmax wrote:
I have to say that , sadly, this article is correct.
We, as a family love the place so much that we regularly holiday there , from South Wales, for 2 weeks at a time at a higher cost than going abroad would be. We live for those holidays and our dream would be to be able to live there in our retirement. Such is the natural beauty of the place and our investment of many hapoy memories bound up with it.
However, when you truly love something , you love it 'warts and all' and Weymouth has many of these.
We have spent a month in an apartment by the bridge that has given us a birds-eye view down into the town , where we have witnessed night after night of trouble. The atmosphere changes in the early evening and the while town centre takes on a no-go atmosphere.
There is a general sense of decay that is present in so many towns and cities nowadays, very much including our own and we feel a sense of anxiety for the future of such a beautiful place.
One of the things that would prevent me moving there tomorrow is the reality of the lack of job prospects within the area for our young son. This is something that has to be faced up to by those already residing there.
Tourism can only be the answer up to a point. The Condor Ferry appears to be holding Weymouth to ransom over its demands for yet more money to be spent on a terminal at a time when the town still seems to be healing from the fiasco of the Olympics.
IF YOU DON'T LIVE HERE AND KNOW THE FACTS WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO PRATTLE ON ABOUT OUR TOWN. WHY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH DO YOU KEEP HOLIDAYING HERE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT.
TRY LIVING HERE IN THE SUMMER WHEN THE TOWN IS PACKED WITH CHAVVIE RUDE MINLESS HOLIDAYMAKERS WHO TAKE UP THE CAR PARKS, PAVEMENTS AND OVER RUN THE TOWN. IT IS A NIGHTARE.
I live here and that is one of the reasons I give Weymouths town centre a wide berth every weekend 'all year round' as you categorised 'chavvie, rude, mindless' people are in town 12 months a year, not just the summer time.
As for people using car parks, your point being? That is what car parks are designed for, for people to park their cars in as the name suggests!!
Perhaps it is you that should move if you don't like holidaymakers coming to our seaside town as that is what tends to happen at seaside resorts in the summer months.
[quote][p][bold]Sylvia2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whippetmax[/bold] wrote: I have to say that , sadly, this article is correct. We, as a family love the place so much that we regularly holiday there , from South Wales, for 2 weeks at a time at a higher cost than going abroad would be. We live for those holidays and our dream would be to be able to live there in our retirement. Such is the natural beauty of the place and our investment of many hapoy memories bound up with it. However, when you truly love something , you love it 'warts and all' and Weymouth has many of these. We have spent a month in an apartment by the bridge that has given us a birds-eye view down into the town , where we have witnessed night after night of trouble. The atmosphere changes in the early evening and the while town centre takes on a no-go atmosphere. There is a general sense of decay that is present in so many towns and cities nowadays, very much including our own and we feel a sense of anxiety for the future of such a beautiful place. One of the things that would prevent me moving there tomorrow is the reality of the lack of job prospects within the area for our young son. This is something that has to be faced up to by those already residing there. Tourism can only be the answer up to a point. The Condor Ferry appears to be holding Weymouth to ransom over its demands for yet more money to be spent on a terminal at a time when the town still seems to be healing from the fiasco of the Olympics.[/p][/quote]IF YOU DON'T LIVE HERE AND KNOW THE FACTS WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO PRATTLE ON ABOUT OUR TOWN. WHY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH DO YOU KEEP HOLIDAYING HERE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT. TRY LIVING HERE IN THE SUMMER WHEN THE TOWN IS PACKED WITH CHAVVIE RUDE MINLESS HOLIDAYMAKERS WHO TAKE UP THE CAR PARKS, PAVEMENTS AND OVER RUN THE TOWN. IT IS A NIGHTARE.[/p][/quote]I live here and that is one of the reasons I give Weymouths town centre a wide berth every weekend 'all year round' as you categorised 'chavvie, rude, mindless' people are in town 12 months a year, not just the summer time. As for people using car parks, your point being? That is what car parks are designed for, for people to park their cars in as the name suggests!! Perhaps it is you that should move if you don't like holidaymakers coming to our seaside town as that is what tends to happen at seaside resorts in the summer months. Portlandgary
  • Score: 55

3:34pm Mon 23 Jun 14

wowfood says...

The one part that rung true to me was the jobs front, with many working part time, or summer season only. I have a lot of friends who can only get part time work at minimum wage, some of them are fairly well educated, but there's simply not enough down here. We're almost in a catch 22 situation with them.

The problem is after reading that article from the observer, it seems like it applies to most towns in the south, I've read similar things about many towns in the south, coastal or not. It almost reads like a "If you don't live in a city like london you're doomed to joblessness*

I've already had several friends move to the outskirts of London because the wages are a lot higher, while the living costs are the same or even lower (outskirts, not actually in London itself).
The one part that rung true to me was the jobs front, with many working part time, or summer season only. I have a lot of friends who can only get part time work at minimum wage, some of them are fairly well educated, but there's simply not enough down here. We're almost in a catch 22 situation with them. The problem is after reading that article from the observer, it seems like it applies to most towns in the south, I've read similar things about many towns in the south, coastal or not. It almost reads like a "If you don't live in a city like london you're doomed to joblessness* I've already had several friends move to the outskirts of London because the wages are a lot higher, while the living costs are the same or even lower (outskirts, not actually in London itself). wowfood
  • Score: 21

3:35pm Mon 23 Jun 14

User-name says...

Sylvia2 wrote:
DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK.
FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK!
Who/what do you think you're helping? You realise that you sound exactly like the rude and obnoxious people you're denouncing. Get over it, it's a newspaper article - yes, of course it's exaggerated but it is also largely correct and if you don't see that, at least to some extent, you must be as thick as you make yourself sound. Also, please get your caps lock key fixed.
[quote][p][bold]Sylvia2[/bold] wrote: DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK. FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK![/p][/quote]Who/what do you think you're helping? You realise that you sound exactly like the rude and obnoxious people you're denouncing. Get over it, it's a newspaper article - yes, of course it's exaggerated but it is also largely correct and if you don't see that, at least to some extent, you must be as thick as you make yourself sound. Also, please get your caps lock key fixed. User-name
  • Score: 58

3:36pm Mon 23 Jun 14

elloello1980 says...

Sylvia2 wrote:
aderumbold wrote:
arlbergbahn wrote:
common cence wrote:
We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,
Filth floating in the harbour? I expect that';s probably algae, it's probably not sewage, no need to worry.
No,it is rubbish floating in the harbour....Take a walk around a look for yourself.
JUST LOOKED. IT IS ALGAE.. NO TRAMPS EITHER. HA HA
it's people like you that add to the bad name of Weymouth.

Aggressive. Deluded. STUPID!
[quote][p][bold]Sylvia2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aderumbold[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]common cence[/bold] wrote: We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,[/p][/quote]Filth floating in the harbour? I expect that';s probably algae, it's probably not sewage, no need to worry.[/p][/quote]No,it is rubbish floating in the harbour....Take a walk around a look for yourself.[/p][/quote]JUST LOOKED. IT IS ALGAE.. NO TRAMPS EITHER. HA HA[/p][/quote]it's people like you that add to the bad name of Weymouth. Aggressive. Deluded. STUPID! elloello1980
  • Score: 50

3:37pm Mon 23 Jun 14

killerkelly1980 says...

Sylvia2 wrote:
DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK. FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK!
You are in the minority by the looks of it.
[quote][p][bold]Sylvia2[/bold] wrote: DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK. FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK![/p][/quote]You are in the minority by the looks of it. killerkelly1980
  • Score: 44

3:43pm Mon 23 Jun 14

killerkelly1980 says...

Sylvia2 wrote:
whippetmax wrote: I have to say that , sadly, this article is correct. We, as a family love the place so much that we regularly holiday there , from South Wales, for 2 weeks at a time at a higher cost than going abroad would be. We live for those holidays and our dream would be to be able to live there in our retirement. Such is the natural beauty of the place and our investment of many hapoy memories bound up with it. However, when you truly love something , you love it 'warts and all' and Weymouth has many of these. We have spent a month in an apartment by the bridge that has given us a birds-eye view down into the town , where we have witnessed night after night of trouble. The atmosphere changes in the early evening and the while town centre takes on a no-go atmosphere. There is a general sense of decay that is present in so many towns and cities nowadays, very much including our own and we feel a sense of anxiety for the future of such a beautiful place. One of the things that would prevent me moving there tomorrow is the reality of the lack of job prospects within the area for our young son. This is something that has to be faced up to by those already residing there. Tourism can only be the answer up to a point. The Condor Ferry appears to be holding Weymouth to ransom over its demands for yet more money to be spent on a terminal at a time when the town still seems to be healing from the fiasco of the Olympics.
IF YOU DON'T LIVE HERE AND KNOW THE FACTS WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO PRATTLE ON ABOUT OUR TOWN. WHY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH DO YOU KEEP HOLIDAYING HERE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT. TRY LIVING HERE IN THE SUMMER WHEN THE TOWN IS PACKED WITH CHAVVIE RUDE MINLESS HOLIDAYMAKERS WHO TAKE UP THE CAR PARKS, PAVEMENTS AND OVER RUN THE TOWN. IT IS A NIGHTARE.
Contradicting yourself. You are moaning about the place in summer, so leave the place and say to yourself "HURRAH, GOODBYE GOODRIDDANCE, AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE, DON'T LIKE IT, SHOVE OFF"

PS... writiing in capitals is VERY ANNOYING!
[quote][p][bold]Sylvia2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whippetmax[/bold] wrote: I have to say that , sadly, this article is correct. We, as a family love the place so much that we regularly holiday there , from South Wales, for 2 weeks at a time at a higher cost than going abroad would be. We live for those holidays and our dream would be to be able to live there in our retirement. Such is the natural beauty of the place and our investment of many hapoy memories bound up with it. However, when you truly love something , you love it 'warts and all' and Weymouth has many of these. We have spent a month in an apartment by the bridge that has given us a birds-eye view down into the town , where we have witnessed night after night of trouble. The atmosphere changes in the early evening and the while town centre takes on a no-go atmosphere. There is a general sense of decay that is present in so many towns and cities nowadays, very much including our own and we feel a sense of anxiety for the future of such a beautiful place. One of the things that would prevent me moving there tomorrow is the reality of the lack of job prospects within the area for our young son. This is something that has to be faced up to by those already residing there. Tourism can only be the answer up to a point. The Condor Ferry appears to be holding Weymouth to ransom over its demands for yet more money to be spent on a terminal at a time when the town still seems to be healing from the fiasco of the Olympics.[/p][/quote]IF YOU DON'T LIVE HERE AND KNOW THE FACTS WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO PRATTLE ON ABOUT OUR TOWN. WHY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH DO YOU KEEP HOLIDAYING HERE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT. TRY LIVING HERE IN THE SUMMER WHEN THE TOWN IS PACKED WITH CHAVVIE RUDE MINLESS HOLIDAYMAKERS WHO TAKE UP THE CAR PARKS, PAVEMENTS AND OVER RUN THE TOWN. IT IS A NIGHTARE.[/p][/quote]Contradicting yourself. You are moaning about the place in summer, so leave the place and say to yourself "HURRAH, GOODBYE GOODRIDDANCE, AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE, DON'T LIKE IT, SHOVE OFF" PS... writiing in capitals is VERY ANNOYING! killerkelly1980
  • Score: 41

3:49pm Mon 23 Jun 14

tedbungy says...

I hate to slag of Weymouth, I love it but a lot of this artical is true. A lot of funding goes to inner citys, we dont get much of a look in when thi e scheams are set up. There are some good jobs and some very good areas but most jobs are minimum wage. Living in some parts of Weymouth and Portland are hard with a lot just getting by but that is replecated through out the U K but as I said we often miss out on funds. There is worse but this is a good wake up call and I hope that the powers to be think a bit more about sea side and rural areas. Please dont take this as an attack on our town or the good people who live here more on those that hold the purse strings
I hate to slag of Weymouth, I love it but a lot of this artical is true. A lot of funding goes to inner citys, we dont get much of a look in when thi e scheams are set up. There are some good jobs and some very good areas but most jobs are minimum wage. Living in some parts of Weymouth and Portland are hard with a lot just getting by but that is replecated through out the U K but as I said we often miss out on funds. There is worse but this is a good wake up call and I hope that the powers to be think a bit more about sea side and rural areas. Please dont take this as an attack on our town or the good people who live here more on those that hold the purse strings tedbungy
  • Score: 39

3:53pm Mon 23 Jun 14

monkeydog says...

common cence wrote:
We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,
As much as I hate to endorse what Common Cence says he is right in that there is a litter problem in the town.
[quote][p][bold]common cence[/bold] wrote: We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,[/p][/quote]As much as I hate to endorse what Common Cence says he is right in that there is a litter problem in the town. monkeydog
  • Score: 26

3:54pm Mon 23 Jun 14

aderumbold says...

Sylvia2 wrote:
DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK.
FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK!
I will only pick up on one of the points you made....Yes, some holiday makers do cause some trouble but the most of it is caused by locals....Are all the druggies and drunks that hang around the station holiday makers?? Are all the problems over the closed season caused by holiday makers?? Your comments are far more damaging that what was written yesterday because you are directly blaming tourists!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Sylvia2[/bold] wrote: DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK. FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK![/p][/quote]I will only pick up on one of the points you made....Yes, some holiday makers do cause some trouble but the most of it is caused by locals....Are all the druggies and drunks that hang around the station holiday makers?? Are all the problems over the closed season caused by holiday makers?? Your comments are far more damaging that what was written yesterday because you are directly blaming tourists!!!!! aderumbold
  • Score: 38

3:54pm Mon 23 Jun 14

PORTLAND ROVER says...

killerkelly1980 wrote:
Sylvia2 wrote:
DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK. FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK!
You are in the minority by the looks of it.
One of the Problems with our country... people cannot see what is happening around them or flatly refuse there is a problem in the first place. Sylvia2, whilst I applaud your diatribe in the first instance as you clearly have a passion for the town in which you live, but in the second instance, this passion has messed with your ability to see through the pretty flowers, boats in the harbour and sand castles on the beach. Life isn't a bed of Roses... I suggest you quickly exit the narrow tunnel you are traveling through and broaden you View on exit. Oh.... and please stop shouting! You can actually unlock the Capital letter button on your keyboard buy a simply pressing it.
[quote][p][bold]killerkelly1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sylvia2[/bold] wrote: DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK. FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK![/p][/quote]You are in the minority by the looks of it.[/p][/quote]One of the Problems with our country... people cannot see what is happening around them or flatly refuse there is a problem in the first place. Sylvia2, whilst I applaud your diatribe in the first instance as you clearly have a passion for the town in which you live, but in the second instance, this passion has messed with your ability to see through the pretty flowers, boats in the harbour and sand castles on the beach. Life isn't a bed of Roses... I suggest you quickly exit the narrow tunnel you are traveling through and broaden you View on exit. Oh.... and please stop shouting! You can actually unlock the Capital letter button on your keyboard buy a simply pressing it. PORTLAND ROVER
  • Score: 44

4:02pm Mon 23 Jun 14

monkeydog says...

leo210856 wrote:
islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
We spent a few hours there last September and agree 100% with what you say. Horrible place, in fair worse state of repair than Weymouth
You spent a few hours there. I have lived in Yarmouth and know very well of it's problems but for someone to dismiss it after being there for ' a few hours' is absurd. Most people like you stay on or near the front and it is true, it is awful, but the town is over a mile inland separated from the front by 20's and 30's infill. If you spent some time looking you would find an interesting town with a great history and, itself, one of the few walled coastal towns in England. It has suffered over the years just like Weymouth and struggles to improve it's facilities and appearance. It's like someone walking around parts of Weymouth and, after viewing the litter and bail hostels, telling everyone at home it's a dump.
[quote][p][bold]leo210856[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]We spent a few hours there last September and agree 100% with what you say. Horrible place, in fair worse state of repair than Weymouth[/p][/quote]You spent a few hours there. I have lived in Yarmouth and know very well of it's problems but for someone to dismiss it after being there for ' a few hours' is absurd. Most people like you stay on or near the front and it is true, it is awful, but the town is over a mile inland separated from the front by 20's and 30's infill. If you spent some time looking you would find an interesting town with a great history and, itself, one of the few walled coastal towns in England. It has suffered over the years just like Weymouth and struggles to improve it's facilities and appearance. It's like someone walking around parts of Weymouth and, after viewing the litter and bail hostels, telling everyone at home it's a dump. monkeydog
  • Score: 15

4:08pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Goldman says...

Its somebodies opinion that's all and tomorrow will be the same as today. The more airtime we give it the more damage it will to this great place we live. Todays news is tomorrows chip wrappings.
Its somebodies opinion that's all and tomorrow will be the same as today. The more airtime we give it the more damage it will to this great place we live. Todays news is tomorrows chip wrappings. Goldman
  • Score: 11

4:25pm Mon 23 Jun 14

dicedice says...

MrTomSmith wrote:
Just one question, how can people comment on "the article" when you have not printed it for us to read. This is ridiculous.
http://www.theguardi
an.com/society/2014/
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[quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Just one question, how can people comment on "the article" when you have not printed it for us to read. This is ridiculous.[/p][/quote]http://www.theguardi an.com/society/2014/ jun/22/sun-sea-inequ ality-social-crisis- britain-resorts-weym outh dicedice
  • Score: 5

4:30pm Mon 23 Jun 14

marabout says...

Here is just a snippet of the article.......



"Enter this part of Dorset and you leave the 21st century behind. If you are interested in culture or remotely artistic, this is a wasteland," says Charlotte Storey, former actress and teacher, who runs Aspire, a successful small charity helping young people find their way into further education and employment.

"It's a generation behind. A prison of passion, a graveyard of ambition. My advice to young people would be go east, get out. People think 'oh, wealthy Dorset', and parts of it are, but behind that, behind the honey-coloured cottages that are the second homes of the Londoners, there is mass deprivation.

"Weymouth has the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in the country. Drug use is rife. If you're a young person, you leave school and you can maybe get work from June to September, but that's it. The average income around here is £12,000 to £15,000."

Unemployment is at less than 3%, but half of those in work have part-time jobs and previous UK-wide studies suggest many people in part-time work would like to get full-time jobs.

Just over 21% of Weymouth's adult population need benefits to help with housing costs. Almost a quarter of households have no car and locals complain the bus services have been cut to the bone. "Young people who want to go to college can't get there because of the buses. They drop out," says Storey. "They don't sign on the dole because you have to get into the dole office in the major towns and they use up all their jobseekers' allowance on the bus fares and if you're late you get your payment suspended for six months. So what is the point? They are off the radar.
Here is just a snippet of the article....... "Enter this part of Dorset and you leave the 21st century behind. If you are interested in culture or remotely artistic, this is a wasteland," says Charlotte Storey, former actress and teacher, who runs Aspire, a successful small charity helping young people find their way into further education and employment. "It's a generation behind. A prison of passion, a graveyard of ambition. My advice to young people would be go east, get out. People think 'oh, wealthy Dorset', and parts of it are, but behind that, behind the honey-coloured cottages that are the second homes of the Londoners, there is mass deprivation. "Weymouth has the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in the country. Drug use is rife. If you're a young person, you leave school and you can maybe get work from June to September, but that's it. The average income around here is £12,000 to £15,000." Unemployment is at less than 3%, but half of those in work have part-time jobs and previous UK-wide studies suggest many people in part-time work would like to get full-time jobs. Just over 21% of Weymouth's adult population need benefits to help with housing costs. Almost a quarter of households have no car and locals complain the bus services have been cut to the bone. "Young people who want to go to college can't get there because of the buses. They drop out," says Storey. "They don't sign on the dole because you have to get into the dole office in the major towns and they use up all their jobseekers' allowance on the bus fares and if you're late you get your payment suspended for six months. So what is the point? They are off the radar. marabout
  • Score: 14

4:49pm Mon 23 Jun 14

MrTomSmith says...

dicedice wrote:
MrTomSmith wrote:
Just one question, how can people comment on "the article" when you have not printed it for us to read. This is ridiculous.
http://www.theguardi

an.com/society/2014/

jun/22/sun-sea-inequ

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britain-resorts-weym

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Yes thanks I know where it is, my point was the Echo article failed to help lead those that don't know where it is. Just another example of their lazy reporting. Slap a few words together and hit the send button and sit back and watch us all argue with one another, anyone could do that. Why didn't they ring up and ask her about it? Its just a hopeless piece of journalism, really poor. Thats my point.
[quote][p][bold]dicedice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Just one question, how can people comment on "the article" when you have not printed it for us to read. This is ridiculous.[/p][/quote]http://www.theguardi an.com/society/2014/ jun/22/sun-sea-inequ ality-social-crisis- britain-resorts-weym outh[/p][/quote]Yes thanks I know where it is, my point was the Echo article failed to help lead those that don't know where it is. Just another example of their lazy reporting. Slap a few words together and hit the send button and sit back and watch us all argue with one another, anyone could do that. Why didn't they ring up and ask her about it? Its just a hopeless piece of journalism, really poor. Thats my point. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 9

4:51pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Top Gear says...

marabout wrote:
Here is just a snippet of the article.......



"Enter this part of Dorset and you leave the 21st century behind. If you are interested in culture or remotely artistic, this is a wasteland," says Charlotte Storey, former actress and teacher, who runs Aspire, a successful small charity helping young people find their way into further education and employment.

"It's a generation behind. A prison of passion, a graveyard of ambition. My advice to young people would be go east, get out. People think 'oh, wealthy Dorset', and parts of it are, but behind that, behind the honey-coloured cottages that are the second homes of the Londoners, there is mass deprivation.

"Weymouth has the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in the country. Drug use is rife. If you're a young person, you leave school and you can maybe get work from June to September, but that's it. The average income around here is £12,000 to £15,000."

Unemployment is at less than 3%, but half of those in work have part-time jobs and previous UK-wide studies suggest many people in part-time work would like to get full-time jobs.

Just over 21% of Weymouth's adult population need benefits to help with housing costs. Almost a quarter of households have no car and locals complain the bus services have been cut to the bone. "Young people who want to go to college can't get there because of the buses. They drop out," says Storey. "They don't sign on the dole because you have to get into the dole office in the major towns and they use up all their jobseekers' allowance on the bus fares and if you're late you get your payment suspended for six months. So what is the point? They are off the radar.
Blimey....I must be like royalty living in Weymouth. Got my own 3 bed house, a car and motor bike, don't need benefits and have a job that pays way more than the quoted average.
That article doesn't seem like the Weymouth I know.
[quote][p][bold]marabout[/bold] wrote: Here is just a snippet of the article....... "Enter this part of Dorset and you leave the 21st century behind. If you are interested in culture or remotely artistic, this is a wasteland," says Charlotte Storey, former actress and teacher, who runs Aspire, a successful small charity helping young people find their way into further education and employment. "It's a generation behind. A prison of passion, a graveyard of ambition. My advice to young people would be go east, get out. People think 'oh, wealthy Dorset', and parts of it are, but behind that, behind the honey-coloured cottages that are the second homes of the Londoners, there is mass deprivation. "Weymouth has the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in the country. Drug use is rife. If you're a young person, you leave school and you can maybe get work from June to September, but that's it. The average income around here is £12,000 to £15,000." Unemployment is at less than 3%, but half of those in work have part-time jobs and previous UK-wide studies suggest many people in part-time work would like to get full-time jobs. Just over 21% of Weymouth's adult population need benefits to help with housing costs. Almost a quarter of households have no car and locals complain the bus services have been cut to the bone. "Young people who want to go to college can't get there because of the buses. They drop out," says Storey. "They don't sign on the dole because you have to get into the dole office in the major towns and they use up all their jobseekers' allowance on the bus fares and if you're late you get your payment suspended for six months. So what is the point? They are off the radar.[/p][/quote]Blimey....I must be like royalty living in Weymouth. Got my own 3 bed house, a car and motor bike, don't need benefits and have a job that pays way more than the quoted average. That article doesn't seem like the Weymouth I know. Top Gear
  • Score: 13

4:54pm Mon 23 Jun 14

penmick says...

I had family visit and they shocked me with how they saw Weymouth, toilets at the swannery dirty, through out the town chewing gum and litter on the pavements, boarded up shops, dog fighting at the Nat West, Harbour area lovely but clogged up with cars and no flower displays, Brewers Quay a wasted development, beach lovely but clogged up with cars. Pavilion a wasted development space. What about those silly lasers
I defended this town but we do lack vision and money, the council are they fully responsible or is it us for letting it get like this, its sad there are no jobs for anyone, taking talent and youth out of town and there is no investment into the town, the Olympics what legacy.
I feel that we are too blame for letting some old cllrs stay in their seats too long and more interested in self interest rather than the good of their wards (we need to hold them to account) The rise in food banks in the last few years highlights the real poverty in our communities
We need to attract business in, we need to get cleaning up the streets, our council needs to generate income (become an efficient business) on top of what they have and direct it into a Town centre that will attract people.
We need tourists as they help the local economy, we need to give them something other than a beach to attract them
Drugs are a problem everywhere inc Weymouth, Hostels do you want more people on the streets, how about helping them instead of making them the problem
All seaside towns have a problem not just Weymouth and I agree sometimes the truth hurts, this is not a wasteland, we do have aspiration in this town in spades, I would hate to loose more young people and families to the cities for jobs and housing when we should be doing everything to get them to stay
I had family visit and they shocked me with how they saw Weymouth, toilets at the swannery dirty, through out the town chewing gum and litter on the pavements, boarded up shops, dog fighting at the Nat West, Harbour area lovely but clogged up with cars and no flower displays, Brewers Quay a wasted development, beach lovely but clogged up with cars. Pavilion a wasted development space. What about those silly lasers I defended this town but we do lack vision and money, the council are they fully responsible or is it us for letting it get like this, its sad there are no jobs for anyone, taking talent and youth out of town and there is no investment into the town, the Olympics what legacy. I feel that we are too blame for letting some old cllrs stay in their seats too long and more interested in self interest rather than the good of their wards (we need to hold them to account) The rise in food banks in the last few years highlights the real poverty in our communities We need to attract business in, we need to get cleaning up the streets, our council needs to generate income (become an efficient business) on top of what they have and direct it into a Town centre that will attract people. We need tourists as they help the local economy, we need to give them something other than a beach to attract them Drugs are a problem everywhere inc Weymouth, Hostels do you want more people on the streets, how about helping them instead of making them the problem All seaside towns have a problem not just Weymouth and I agree sometimes the truth hurts, this is not a wasteland, we do have aspiration in this town in spades, I would hate to loose more young people and families to the cities for jobs and housing when we should be doing everything to get them to stay penmick
  • Score: 27

5:14pm Mon 23 Jun 14

codlips says...

Our poor town suffers due to folk retiring here and weekend holiday homes. I can't afford to buy due to the ridiculous price of houses in Weymouth, this is the main reason our youngsters are moving away, they can't afford to buy due the houses being bought by more wealthy folk.If our local people could afford to buy then Weymouth would be in a much better state. Weekenders and retired folk don't build businesses or help the economy grow.
Our poor town suffers due to folk retiring here and weekend holiday homes. I can't afford to buy due to the ridiculous price of houses in Weymouth, this is the main reason our youngsters are moving away, they can't afford to buy due the houses being bought by more wealthy folk.If our local people could afford to buy then Weymouth would be in a much better state. Weekenders and retired folk don't build businesses or help the economy grow. codlips
  • Score: 3

5:16pm Mon 23 Jun 14

LaurenGaga says...

I am going to post here what I posted in response to the article on the Guardian's website. Agree or disagree, I think this town is given a tough review and insulting our teachers was bang out of order:

I don't know where to begin with this article. It has offended me and people I care about and I have been thinking about it all day. I am a 23 year old female and have lived in Weymouth for all of my life. All the schools that I went to were brilliant and I cannot fault the teachers. They invest in the pupils and genuinely care about their education, so I would love to know where you get your 'facts' from. I enjoyed school so much, that I would LOVE to go back.
Littlemoor can be a slightly 'rougher' side of Weymouth, but I would much prefer to walk through Littlemoor on my own at night than through the suburbs of London.I know some lovely, hard working people that live in Littlemoor and I am feeling more than a little bit defensive for them.
The part about drug abuse being rife made me laugh. If we do have a drug problem, do you know why that is? It's because offenders from LONDON are sentenced to a prison sentence, get located to Portland and, when they are released, are given the option to be housed in Weymouth. It has barely anything to do with the people that are raised here, more to do with people that live in rough conditions making the most of the good thing we have in Weymouth.
It's not like you see any of this drug use in Weymouth either, by the way.
I am ambitious, and so are many of the people that I hold near and dear to me. I left school and went straight into work, as University didn't appeal to me.
I have completed NVQs and am currently ambitiously trying to excel in my career on the Granby.
To say your article is ill-timed is an understatement. You feign sympathy for us poor, impoverished souls, and yet you write a negative review about our seaside town at our busiest time of the year. Great job.
I love Weymouth for it's rolling countrysides and beautiful beaches. The youth centres are brilliant and we have tons of support for young people in this area.
I read this article on my phone with full signal, by the way, and am commenting on my laptop with broadband in the countryside.
I am going to post here what I posted in response to the article on the Guardian's website. Agree or disagree, I think this town is given a tough review and insulting our teachers was bang out of order: I don't know where to begin with this article. It has offended me and people I care about and I have been thinking about it all day. I am a 23 year old female and have lived in Weymouth for all of my life. All the schools that I went to were brilliant and I cannot fault the teachers. They invest in the pupils and genuinely care about their education, so I would love to know where you get your 'facts' from. I enjoyed school so much, that I would LOVE to go back. Littlemoor can be a slightly 'rougher' side of Weymouth, but I would much prefer to walk through Littlemoor on my own at night than through the suburbs of London.I know some lovely, hard working people that live in Littlemoor and I am feeling more than a little bit defensive for them. The part about drug abuse being rife made me laugh. If we do have a drug problem, do you know why that is? It's because offenders from LONDON are sentenced to a prison sentence, get located to Portland and, when they are released, are given the option to be housed in Weymouth. It has barely anything to do with the people that are raised here, more to do with people that live in rough conditions making the most of the good thing we have in Weymouth. It's not like you see any of this drug use in Weymouth either, by the way. I am ambitious, and so are many of the people that I hold near and dear to me. I left school and went straight into work, as University didn't appeal to me. I have completed NVQs and am currently ambitiously trying to excel in my career on the Granby. To say your article is ill-timed is an understatement. You feign sympathy for us poor, impoverished souls, and yet you write a negative review about our seaside town at our busiest time of the year. Great job. I love Weymouth for it's rolling countrysides and beautiful beaches. The youth centres are brilliant and we have tons of support for young people in this area. I read this article on my phone with full signal, by the way, and am commenting on my laptop with broadband in the countryside. LaurenGaga
  • Score: 23

5:17pm Mon 23 Jun 14

iansedwell says...

iansedwell wrote:
This is the article in question for those who have not read it.

This was my response to it on the Guardian and Facebook pages:

I live in Weymouth. I'm OK. Comfortable, well-off, great job. I'm sitting now in my lounge. From my window the sea is literally a stone's throw away.
But the article is a blisteringly accurate picture of my town. I was born here. Then there was a naval base with support dockyard, a major engineering works, two Admiralty research establishments, a nuclear research facility just up the road, two major army camps. The tourism was a plus. Everyone had jobs. From my year alone at Weymouth Grammar School 5 of us went on to obtain PhDs.
Having dotted around various bits of the world, I came back to Weymouth because I love it here.
But all that's left is exactly what the article describes. A shell of a town. A desperate ghost of what it was. I was lucky. As things stand, the youngsters here are screwed.
I see that the URL to the piece has been removed from my comment. How are people supposed to comment sensibly if the Echo does not allow them to read the original article?

If you Google "Sun, sand and inequality", the top hit will take you to the article in question.
[quote][p][bold]iansedwell[/bold] wrote: This is the article in question for those who have not read it. This was my response to it on the Guardian and Facebook pages: I live in Weymouth. I'm OK. Comfortable, well-off, great job. I'm sitting now in my lounge. From my window the sea is literally a stone's throw away. But the article is a blisteringly accurate picture of my town. I was born here. Then there was a naval base with support dockyard, a major engineering works, two Admiralty research establishments, a nuclear research facility just up the road, two major army camps. The tourism was a plus. Everyone had jobs. From my year alone at Weymouth Grammar School 5 of us went on to obtain PhDs. Having dotted around various bits of the world, I came back to Weymouth because I love it here. But all that's left is exactly what the article describes. A shell of a town. A desperate ghost of what it was. I was lucky. As things stand, the youngsters here are screwed.[/p][/quote]I see that the URL to the piece has been removed from my comment. How are people supposed to comment sensibly if the Echo does not allow them to read the original article? If you Google "Sun, sand and inequality", the top hit will take you to the article in question. iansedwell
  • Score: 10

5:47pm Mon 23 Jun 14

oldbrock says...

common cence wrote:
We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,
moaning one, try living in our filthy fen town where coppers regularly give out fixed penalties for street urination, English is hardly heard due to influx of East Euros, farmers rule, local houses are bought to rent to foreigners, who due to high rents fill the house up with as many as they can get away with, WEYMOUTH is PARADISE ON EARTH in comparison, tell you what, I'd swap wi you any day, I cannot afford enough days down in WEYMOUTH and PORTLAND, the people are great, your busses, which WEYMOUTH locals seem to slag off, actually GO SOMEWHERE and are not that dear, we have a bus stop a good walk away £1 into town, by the time you walk to the stop you are almost there and may as well save your quid. WISBECH in Cambridgeshire is reputed to be another little Europe
You don't know you are born
[quote][p][bold]common cence[/bold] wrote: We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,[/p][/quote]moaning one, try living in our filthy fen town where coppers regularly give out fixed penalties for street urination, English is hardly heard due to influx of East Euros, farmers rule, local houses are bought to rent to foreigners, who due to high rents fill the house up with as many as they can get away with, WEYMOUTH is PARADISE ON EARTH in comparison, tell you what, I'd swap wi you any day, I cannot afford enough days down in WEYMOUTH and PORTLAND, the people are great, your busses, which WEYMOUTH locals seem to slag off, actually GO SOMEWHERE and are not that dear, we have a bus stop a good walk away £1 into town, by the time you walk to the stop you are almost there and may as well save your quid. WISBECH in Cambridgeshire is reputed to be another little Europe You don't know you are born oldbrock
  • Score: 5

5:54pm Mon 23 Jun 14

paulst says...

I was brought up in Weymouth and now live in London. I thought the article was pretty harsh and it struck me as lazy journalism. Yes, despite Weymouth's natural beauty, it is rough around the edges, and the town centre is a disgrace. But a couple of the claims made in the article, weren't backed up with any statistics, and were factually incorrect. The two which stand out are:

"Weymouth has the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in the country." - i can find no evidence to support that claim

"Littlemoor housing estate is among the most deprived in Europe" - compared to some areas in South London i drive through, Littlemoor seems idyllic in comparison.

I got the impression the "journalist" in question, had spent a couple of hours in the town at most and asked a few random people their opinions.
It saddens me to see the state of Weymouth town centre, and the general air of poverty which hangs over it, but don't make out Weymouth is more deprived and has worse problems than inner city areas, because it clearly isn't true. If she thinks Littlemoor is bad, she should try taking a stroll round parts of Peckham after dark.
I was brought up in Weymouth and now live in London. I thought the article was pretty harsh and it struck me as lazy journalism. Yes, despite Weymouth's natural beauty, it is rough around the edges, and the town centre is a disgrace. But a couple of the claims made in the article, weren't backed up with any statistics, and were factually incorrect. The two which stand out are: "Weymouth has the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in the country." - i can find no evidence to support that claim "Littlemoor housing estate is among the most deprived in Europe" - compared to some areas in South London i drive through, Littlemoor seems idyllic in comparison. I got the impression the "journalist" in question, had spent a couple of hours in the town at most and asked a few random people their opinions. It saddens me to see the state of Weymouth town centre, and the general air of poverty which hangs over it, but don't make out Weymouth is more deprived and has worse problems than inner city areas, because it clearly isn't true. If she thinks Littlemoor is bad, she should try taking a stroll round parts of Peckham after dark. paulst
  • Score: 23

5:59pm Mon 23 Jun 14

oldbrock says...

aderumbold wrote:
arlbergbahn wrote:
common cence wrote:
We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,
Filth floating in the harbour? I expect that';s probably algae, it's probably not sewage, no need to worry.
No,it is rubbish floating in the harbour....Take a walk around a look for yourself.
come and live in BOSTONISTANIA, full of non-English speaking East Euros, the river only looks and smells decent when the tide is up, as for rubbish in the Harbour, police here regularly give out fixed penalties to foreigners urinating in the streets, before one of our badly needed toilet blocks was shut, a foreign chap was caught defecating in 2 foot high bushes by a footbridge over the river into the market place, the toilets, signposted, were only approx. one minute walk away....groups of Euros approach you aggressively demanding £2 for alcohol, see, they "can't speak English" but know how to demand £2, can fill benefit forms in, apply for jobs/housing, another like another poster, who does not know they are born, WEYMOUTH, in comparison, is PARADISE ON EARTH
[quote][p][bold]aderumbold[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]common cence[/bold] wrote: We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,[/p][/quote]Filth floating in the harbour? I expect that';s probably algae, it's probably not sewage, no need to worry.[/p][/quote]No,it is rubbish floating in the harbour....Take a walk around a look for yourself.[/p][/quote]come and live in BOSTONISTANIA, full of non-English speaking East Euros, the river only looks and smells decent when the tide is up, as for rubbish in the Harbour, police here regularly give out fixed penalties to foreigners urinating in the streets, before one of our badly needed toilet blocks was shut, a foreign chap was caught defecating in 2 foot high bushes by a footbridge over the river into the market place, the toilets, signposted, were only approx. one minute walk away....groups of Euros approach you aggressively demanding £2 for alcohol, see, they "can't speak English" but know how to demand £2, can fill benefit forms in, apply for jobs/housing, another like another poster, who does not know they are born, WEYMOUTH, in comparison, is PARADISE ON EARTH oldbrock
  • Score: 7

6:31pm Mon 23 Jun 14

JamesYoung says...

Sylvia2 wrote:
whippetmax wrote:
I have to say that , sadly, this article is correct.
We, as a family love the place so much that we regularly holiday there , from South Wales, for 2 weeks at a time at a higher cost than going abroad would be. We live for those holidays and our dream would be to be able to live there in our retirement. Such is the natural beauty of the place and our investment of many hapoy memories bound up with it.
However, when you truly love something , you love it 'warts and all' and Weymouth has many of these.
We have spent a month in an apartment by the bridge that has given us a birds-eye view down into the town , where we have witnessed night after night of trouble. The atmosphere changes in the early evening and the while town centre takes on a no-go atmosphere.
There is a general sense of decay that is present in so many towns and cities nowadays, very much including our own and we feel a sense of anxiety for the future of such a beautiful place.
One of the things that would prevent me moving there tomorrow is the reality of the lack of job prospects within the area for our young son. This is something that has to be faced up to by those already residing there.
Tourism can only be the answer up to a point. The Condor Ferry appears to be holding Weymouth to ransom over its demands for yet more money to be spent on a terminal at a time when the town still seems to be healing from the fiasco of the Olympics.
IF YOU DON'T LIVE HERE AND KNOW THE FACTS WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO PRATTLE ON ABOUT OUR TOWN. WHY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH DO YOU KEEP HOLIDAYING HERE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT.
TRY LIVING HERE IN THE SUMMER WHEN THE TOWN IS PACKED WITH CHAVVIE RUDE MINLESS HOLIDAYMAKERS WHO TAKE UP THE CAR PARKS, PAVEMENTS AND OVER RUN THE TOWN. IT IS A NIGHTARE.
I'm not quite sure why you are using Caps Lock, but it's considered to be the height of rudeness, but maybe not as rude as dismissing somebody's valid opinion just because they don't live here. What you don't seem able to grasp is that the town is dependent on outsiders - either tourists or investors - so their view is of critical importance.
I live here. I am regularly in Weymouth in the evening. I see trouble all year round. I see people urinating in alley ways. I see litter heaped all over the beach. I see high street businesses closing and advertisements for minimum wage jobs. These are valid observations to make and the first step in tackling a problem is acknowledging it. In the same way as i assume you'll now be thinking of a course in social etiquette, Weymouth's council should be thinking about what to do about the observations made in that article.
[quote][p][bold]Sylvia2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whippetmax[/bold] wrote: I have to say that , sadly, this article is correct. We, as a family love the place so much that we regularly holiday there , from South Wales, for 2 weeks at a time at a higher cost than going abroad would be. We live for those holidays and our dream would be to be able to live there in our retirement. Such is the natural beauty of the place and our investment of many hapoy memories bound up with it. However, when you truly love something , you love it 'warts and all' and Weymouth has many of these. We have spent a month in an apartment by the bridge that has given us a birds-eye view down into the town , where we have witnessed night after night of trouble. The atmosphere changes in the early evening and the while town centre takes on a no-go atmosphere. There is a general sense of decay that is present in so many towns and cities nowadays, very much including our own and we feel a sense of anxiety for the future of such a beautiful place. One of the things that would prevent me moving there tomorrow is the reality of the lack of job prospects within the area for our young son. This is something that has to be faced up to by those already residing there. Tourism can only be the answer up to a point. The Condor Ferry appears to be holding Weymouth to ransom over its demands for yet more money to be spent on a terminal at a time when the town still seems to be healing from the fiasco of the Olympics.[/p][/quote]IF YOU DON'T LIVE HERE AND KNOW THE FACTS WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO PRATTLE ON ABOUT OUR TOWN. WHY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH DO YOU KEEP HOLIDAYING HERE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT. TRY LIVING HERE IN THE SUMMER WHEN THE TOWN IS PACKED WITH CHAVVIE RUDE MINLESS HOLIDAYMAKERS WHO TAKE UP THE CAR PARKS, PAVEMENTS AND OVER RUN THE TOWN. IT IS A NIGHTARE.[/p][/quote]I'm not quite sure why you are using Caps Lock, but it's considered to be the height of rudeness, but maybe not as rude as dismissing somebody's valid opinion just because they don't live here. What you don't seem able to grasp is that the town is dependent on outsiders - either tourists or investors - so their view is of critical importance. I live here. I am regularly in Weymouth in the evening. I see trouble all year round. I see people urinating in alley ways. I see litter heaped all over the beach. I see high street businesses closing and advertisements for minimum wage jobs. These are valid observations to make and the first step in tackling a problem is acknowledging it. In the same way as i assume you'll now be thinking of a course in social etiquette, Weymouth's council should be thinking about what to do about the observations made in that article. JamesYoung
  • Score: 29

6:32pm Mon 23 Jun 14

whippetmax says...

Sylvia2 wrote:
whippetmax wrote:
I have to say that , sadly, this article is correct.
We, as a family love the place so much that we regularly holiday there , from South Wales, for 2 weeks at a time at a higher cost than going abroad would be. We live for those holidays and our dream would be to be able to live there in our retirement. Such is the natural beauty of the place and our investment of many hapoy memories bound up with it.
However, when you truly love something , you love it 'warts and all' and Weymouth has many of these.
We have spent a month in an apartment by the bridge that has given us a birds-eye view down into the town , where we have witnessed night after night of trouble. The atmosphere changes in the early evening and the while town centre takes on a no-go atmosphere.
There is a general sense of decay that is present in so many towns and cities nowadays, very much including our own and we feel a sense of anxiety for the future of such a beautiful place.
One of the things that would prevent me moving there tomorrow is the reality of the lack of job prospects within the area for our young son. This is something that has to be faced up to by those already residing there.
Tourism can only be the answer up to a point. The Condor Ferry appears to be holding Weymouth to ransom over its demands for yet more money to be spent on a terminal at a time when the town still seems to be healing from the fiasco of the Olympics.
IF YOU DON'T LIVE HERE AND KNOW THE FACTS WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO PRATTLE ON ABOUT OUR TOWN. WHY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH DO YOU KEEP HOLIDAYING HERE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT.
TRY LIVING HERE IN THE SUMMER WHEN THE TOWN IS PACKED WITH CHAVVIE RUDE MINLESS HOLIDAYMAKERS WHO TAKE UP THE CAR PARKS, PAVEMENTS AND OVER RUN THE TOWN. IT IS A NIGHTARE.
Well. The whole point is that I love the place and WOULD live there. That is why I am defending it. I don't think the holidaymakers are your problem.
[quote][p][bold]Sylvia2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whippetmax[/bold] wrote: I have to say that , sadly, this article is correct. We, as a family love the place so much that we regularly holiday there , from South Wales, for 2 weeks at a time at a higher cost than going abroad would be. We live for those holidays and our dream would be to be able to live there in our retirement. Such is the natural beauty of the place and our investment of many hapoy memories bound up with it. However, when you truly love something , you love it 'warts and all' and Weymouth has many of these. We have spent a month in an apartment by the bridge that has given us a birds-eye view down into the town , where we have witnessed night after night of trouble. The atmosphere changes in the early evening and the while town centre takes on a no-go atmosphere. There is a general sense of decay that is present in so many towns and cities nowadays, very much including our own and we feel a sense of anxiety for the future of such a beautiful place. One of the things that would prevent me moving there tomorrow is the reality of the lack of job prospects within the area for our young son. This is something that has to be faced up to by those already residing there. Tourism can only be the answer up to a point. The Condor Ferry appears to be holding Weymouth to ransom over its demands for yet more money to be spent on a terminal at a time when the town still seems to be healing from the fiasco of the Olympics.[/p][/quote]IF YOU DON'T LIVE HERE AND KNOW THE FACTS WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO PRATTLE ON ABOUT OUR TOWN. WHY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH DO YOU KEEP HOLIDAYING HERE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT. TRY LIVING HERE IN THE SUMMER WHEN THE TOWN IS PACKED WITH CHAVVIE RUDE MINLESS HOLIDAYMAKERS WHO TAKE UP THE CAR PARKS, PAVEMENTS AND OVER RUN THE TOWN. IT IS A NIGHTARE.[/p][/quote]Well. The whole point is that I love the place and WOULD live there. That is why I am defending it. I don't think the holidaymakers are your problem. whippetmax
  • Score: 16

6:37pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Behemoth says...

The response to the article demonstrates one of the great things about Weymouth and Portland: the pride we have in our borough. We know there are some things that need to be sorted out, but the community spirit is there to do so. I believe we can tackle the issues by bringing together education, business, community groups, the officers and politicians of the council, artists and the wider population. We can make this place an place of opportunity and prosperity.

Take responsibility, take action and make a difference.


Thanks.

Baron.
The response to the article demonstrates one of the great things about Weymouth and Portland: the pride we have in our borough. We know there are some things that need to be sorted out, but the community spirit is there to do so. I believe we can tackle the issues by bringing together education, business, community groups, the officers and politicians of the council, artists and the wider population. We can make this place an place of opportunity and prosperity. Take responsibility, take action and make a difference. Thanks. Baron. Behemoth
  • Score: 12

6:38pm Mon 23 Jun 14

JamesYoung says...

Top Gear wrote:
marabout wrote:
Here is just a snippet of the article.......



"Enter this part of Dorset and you leave the 21st century behind. If you are interested in culture or remotely artistic, this is a wasteland," says Charlotte Storey, former actress and teacher, who runs Aspire, a successful small charity helping young people find their way into further education and employment.

"It's a generation behind. A prison of passion, a graveyard of ambition. My advice to young people would be go east, get out. People think 'oh, wealthy Dorset', and parts of it are, but behind that, behind the honey-coloured cottages that are the second homes of the Londoners, there is mass deprivation.

"Weymouth has the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in the country. Drug use is rife. If you're a young person, you leave school and you can maybe get work from June to September, but that's it. The average income around here is £12,000 to £15,000."

Unemployment is at less than 3%, but half of those in work have part-time jobs and previous UK-wide studies suggest many people in part-time work would like to get full-time jobs.

Just over 21% of Weymouth's adult population need benefits to help with housing costs. Almost a quarter of households have no car and locals complain the bus services have been cut to the bone. "Young people who want to go to college can't get there because of the buses. They drop out," says Storey. "They don't sign on the dole because you have to get into the dole office in the major towns and they use up all their jobseekers' allowance on the bus fares and if you're late you get your payment suspended for six months. So what is the point? They are off the radar.
Blimey....I must be like royalty living in Weymouth. Got my own 3 bed house, a car and motor bike, don't need benefits and have a job that pays way more than the quoted average.
That article doesn't seem like the Weymouth I know.
No, but to be fair, you probably don't live in Westham, Littlemoor, Chapelhay, the Park District or various areas of Portland.
[quote][p][bold]Top Gear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marabout[/bold] wrote: Here is just a snippet of the article....... "Enter this part of Dorset and you leave the 21st century behind. If you are interested in culture or remotely artistic, this is a wasteland," says Charlotte Storey, former actress and teacher, who runs Aspire, a successful small charity helping young people find their way into further education and employment. "It's a generation behind. A prison of passion, a graveyard of ambition. My advice to young people would be go east, get out. People think 'oh, wealthy Dorset', and parts of it are, but behind that, behind the honey-coloured cottages that are the second homes of the Londoners, there is mass deprivation. "Weymouth has the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in the country. Drug use is rife. If you're a young person, you leave school and you can maybe get work from June to September, but that's it. The average income around here is £12,000 to £15,000." Unemployment is at less than 3%, but half of those in work have part-time jobs and previous UK-wide studies suggest many people in part-time work would like to get full-time jobs. Just over 21% of Weymouth's adult population need benefits to help with housing costs. Almost a quarter of households have no car and locals complain the bus services have been cut to the bone. "Young people who want to go to college can't get there because of the buses. They drop out," says Storey. "They don't sign on the dole because you have to get into the dole office in the major towns and they use up all their jobseekers' allowance on the bus fares and if you're late you get your payment suspended for six months. So what is the point? They are off the radar.[/p][/quote]Blimey....I must be like royalty living in Weymouth. Got my own 3 bed house, a car and motor bike, don't need benefits and have a job that pays way more than the quoted average. That article doesn't seem like the Weymouth I know.[/p][/quote]No, but to be fair, you probably don't live in Westham, Littlemoor, Chapelhay, the Park District or various areas of Portland. JamesYoung
  • Score: 16

7:05pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Simon Nicholas says...

Well where do I start!

Having now read all the above comments, its my turn!

As someone born and bred in South Wales, I fell in love with Weymouth in 1973 and have spent a considerable amount of my holiday time here since - generally over a month a year in total in my case, as have many of my friends, all of which could afford to go much further afield. We all have good jobs, in some cases very good jobs. We care passionately about the town and I for one follow news from the area daily via this website.

In response to Sylvia therefore, HOW DARE she blame us for the town`s problems - yes, there are rubbish holidaymakers, a fact of life unfortunately, but you seem to have ignored the resident animals that inhabit parts (not all) of Littlemoor, Westham, Park District and Portland.

Don`t blame the town for litter, its a British disease - don`t blame the council either - they can only pick it up so many times. I have never dropped litter in my life, most people don`t, but the scum that do just can`t help themselves.

As for empty shops, yes there are loads here, as there are in 95% of traditional town centres in the UK, but compared to many of these, Weymouth remains a paradise - you lot really ought to get out more and then maybe you would take the time to look around you, take in the air, and just think how lucky you all are.

On the topic of shops, when I am in town, i spend a fortune in local shops, bars and restaurants - just imagine where your town centre would be without us grockles.

Interestingly, despite the empty shops, when I was last in Weymouth in two weeks ago, the town centre was packed, and buzzing - hardly the image being portrayed in some of the above comments.

Simon N.
Well where do I start! Having now read all the above comments, its my turn! As someone born and bred in South Wales, I fell in love with Weymouth in 1973 and have spent a considerable amount of my holiday time here since - generally over a month a year in total in my case, as have many of my friends, all of which could afford to go much further afield. We all have good jobs, in some cases very good jobs. We care passionately about the town and I for one follow news from the area daily via this website. In response to Sylvia therefore, HOW DARE she blame us for the town`s problems - yes, there are rubbish holidaymakers, a fact of life unfortunately, but you seem to have ignored the resident animals that inhabit parts (not all) of Littlemoor, Westham, Park District and Portland. Don`t blame the town for litter, its a British disease - don`t blame the council either - they can only pick it up so many times. I have never dropped litter in my life, most people don`t, but the scum that do just can`t help themselves. As for empty shops, yes there are loads here, as there are in 95% of traditional town centres in the UK, but compared to many of these, Weymouth remains a paradise - you lot really ought to get out more and then maybe you would take the time to look around you, take in the air, and just think how lucky you all are. On the topic of shops, when I am in town, i spend a fortune in local shops, bars and restaurants - just imagine where your town centre would be without us grockles. Interestingly, despite the empty shops, when I was last in Weymouth in two weeks ago, the town centre was packed, and buzzing - hardly the image being portrayed in some of the above comments. Simon N. Simon Nicholas
  • Score: 26

7:44pm Mon 23 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

cosmick wrote:
islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.
I don't understand the word BRITIAN, would you please explain what it means, thank you.
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.[/p][/quote]I don't understand the word BRITIAN, would you please explain what it means, thank you. breamoreboy
  • Score: 2

7:48pm Mon 23 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

MrTomSmith wrote:
Just one question, how can people comment on "the article" when you have not printed it for us to read. This is ridiculous.
Ever heard the term "search engine"? To save you the effort try this http://tinyurl.com/p
k9nkqn
[quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Just one question, how can people comment on "the article" when you have not printed it for us to read. This is ridiculous.[/p][/quote]Ever heard the term "search engine"? To save you the effort try this http://tinyurl.com/p k9nkqn breamoreboy
  • Score: -1

7:51pm Mon 23 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

Sylvia2 wrote:
DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK.
FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK!
Please don't shout, it's rude.
[quote][p][bold]Sylvia2[/bold] wrote: DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK. FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK![/p][/quote]Please don't shout, it's rude. breamoreboy
  • Score: 16

7:59pm Mon 23 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

dicedice wrote:
MrTomSmith wrote:
Just one question, how can people comment on "the article" when you have not printed it for us to read. This is ridiculous.
http://www.theguardi

an.com/society/2014/

jun/22/sun-sea-inequ

ality-social-crisis-

britain-resorts-weym

outh
A slight aside, go to tinyurl.com and you can shorten that lot to 26 characters :-)
[quote][p][bold]dicedice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Just one question, how can people comment on "the article" when you have not printed it for us to read. This is ridiculous.[/p][/quote]http://www.theguardi an.com/society/2014/ jun/22/sun-sea-inequ ality-social-crisis- britain-resorts-weym outh[/p][/quote]A slight aside, go to tinyurl.com and you can shorten that lot to 26 characters :-) breamoreboy
  • Score: 1

8:52pm Mon 23 Jun 14

ksmain says...

The problem is that Weymouth is similar to many seaside resorts - some of which are worse - eg Blackpool, Great Yarmouth, Morecombe Bay, Cleethorpes, etc, etc. These places have very little industry and what there is there is seasonal. And this council has a history of passing up very good opportunities.

Don't. get me wrong - I have lived here 50+ years - it is a great place to live if you have a decent job with reasonable prospects. But if I was a single youngster I would be looking to move eastwards towards Southampton, Portsmouth, etc to give myself a better work prospect.

As regards teenage pregnancies - a lot of bored ones around with nothing better to do - and the state provides them with the opportunity, of course, and the funding to give them the opportunity where they have to take little responsibility for their actions IMO.
The problem is that Weymouth is similar to many seaside resorts - some of which are worse - eg Blackpool, Great Yarmouth, Morecombe Bay, Cleethorpes, etc, etc. These places have very little industry and what there is there is seasonal. And this council has a history of passing up very good opportunities. Don't. get me wrong - I have lived here 50+ years - it is a great place to live if you have a decent job with reasonable prospects. But if I was a single youngster I would be looking to move eastwards towards Southampton, Portsmouth, etc to give myself a better work prospect. As regards teenage pregnancies - a lot of bored ones around with nothing better to do - and the state provides them with the opportunity, of course, and the funding to give them the opportunity where they have to take little responsibility for their actions IMO. ksmain
  • Score: 10

9:02pm Mon 23 Jun 14

MrTomSmith says...

breamoreboy wrote:
MrTomSmith wrote:
Just one question, how can people comment on "the article" when you have not printed it for us to read. This is ridiculous.
Ever heard the term "search engine"? To save you the effort try this http://tinyurl.com/p

k9nkqn
Thats not the point I was trying to make for the THIRD time, the point is, it should be in the article, we can all search for it, but it is Journalistic etiquette to put a link in. They would actually gain readers, not lose them, but they have got no idea.
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Just one question, how can people comment on "the article" when you have not printed it for us to read. This is ridiculous.[/p][/quote]Ever heard the term "search engine"? To save you the effort try this http://tinyurl.com/p k9nkqn[/p][/quote]Thats not the point I was trying to make for the THIRD time, the point is, it should be in the article, we can all search for it, but it is Journalistic etiquette to put a link in. They would actually gain readers, not lose them, but they have got no idea. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 6

9:02pm Mon 23 Jun 14

ksmain says...

Sylvia2 wrote:
DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK.
FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK!
Well count yourself one of the lucky few that are then - instead of slagging off people who have a different opinion to you.

I too love Weymouth and have a good job - but it doesn't blind me to the FACT that not everything here is rosy. I have often thought - Weymouth could be made so much better if there was a little more ambition and drive in the way the area is promoted.
[quote][p][bold]Sylvia2[/bold] wrote: DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK. FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK![/p][/quote]Well count yourself one of the lucky few that are then - instead of slagging off people who have a different opinion to you. I too love Weymouth and have a good job - but it doesn't blind me to the FACT that not everything here is rosy. I have often thought - Weymouth could be made so much better if there was a little more ambition and drive in the way the area is promoted. ksmain
  • Score: 17

9:10pm Mon 23 Jun 14

only me!! says...

The problems with Weymouth are that the backbone of the town is being removed on disc at a time.
Everything that brings weymouth together is being cut one thing at a time. This isn't just the fault of the council, as cuts have to be made, although they have their own agenda and prosperity of the town and the saftey of those who live and visit the town doesn't come into the agenda.
1. A tourist town with no tourist information center.
2. The tourist information points that they have got retailers to now fund don't seem to be supported.
3. Removal of live monitoring of the town CCTV, meaning mores crimes are going undetected.
4. The police stopped a squaddy mid morning on Sunday durring the veterans parade for urinating in the street going towards the esplanade, loads of people saw it, the officer turned a blind eye and didn't deal with him. Again both lack of resource and lack of pride in the town.
5. Parking still know where near low enough to encourage tourists into the town or to return.
6. The list goes on and on, but all just goes back to the fact that the authorities have no pride nor care in how Weymouth is portrayed as long as it's not in the press, the council used to care when a complaint was put in, now they they just tell us tough, like it or lump it. Weymouth is an amazing place and could be great again, but sadly not with this council who have their own agenda.
The problems with Weymouth are that the backbone of the town is being removed on disc at a time. Everything that brings weymouth together is being cut one thing at a time. This isn't just the fault of the council, as cuts have to be made, although they have their own agenda and prosperity of the town and the saftey of those who live and visit the town doesn't come into the agenda. 1. A tourist town with no tourist information center. 2. The tourist information points that they have got retailers to now fund don't seem to be supported. 3. Removal of live monitoring of the town CCTV, meaning mores crimes are going undetected. 4. The police stopped a squaddy mid morning on Sunday durring the veterans parade for urinating in the street going towards the esplanade, loads of people saw it, the officer turned a blind eye and didn't deal with him. Again both lack of resource and lack of pride in the town. 5. Parking still know where near low enough to encourage tourists into the town or to return. 6. The list goes on and on, but all just goes back to the fact that the authorities have no pride nor care in how Weymouth is portrayed as long as it's not in the press, the council used to care when a complaint was put in, now they they just tell us tough, like it or lump it. Weymouth is an amazing place and could be great again, but sadly not with this council who have their own agenda. only me!!
  • Score: 7

9:13pm Mon 23 Jun 14

marabout says...

breamoreboy wrote:
Sylvia2 wrote:
DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK.
FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK!
Please don't shout, it's rude.
Using capital letters is not shouting.

During the early days of the World Wide Web some people suggested that using capital letters was an indication of shouting but that concept was quashed. Using capital letters is now considered a practical way of make a point.

In many respects, the believe that you think using capital letters is shouting just goes to emphasise that Weymouth is living back in the 20th century.
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sylvia2[/bold] wrote: DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK. FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK![/p][/quote]Please don't shout, it's rude.[/p][/quote]Using capital letters is not shouting. During the early days of the World Wide Web some people suggested that using capital letters was an indication of shouting but that concept was quashed. Using capital letters is now considered a practical way of make a point. In many respects, the believe that you think using capital letters is shouting just goes to emphasise that Weymouth is living back in the 20th century. marabout
  • Score: -24

9:54pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Parkstreetshufle says...

It doesn't take very long to qualify most of the comments made in the article.
This is what happens when you allow one sector of a community to dictate to everyone else.
Weymouth has been moulded into a giant retirement village that agrees to share the beach with an influx of less and less holiday makers every year. Everybody else in between is just there to pay council tax.
Resolutely refusing to modernise is the bedrock of Weymouth life.
A community needs it's young people, they grow up, have families and so the cycle continues.
What has happened in Weymouth over the last thirty years is that a very conservative, backward looking council and local authority has choked the life and fun out of what was once a vibrant seaside town.
The assert action there is no hope is absolutely true. Where once there were thousands of jobs with decent wages and good prospects now there are none. Real jobs have been replaced by shelf stacking in supermarkets - if your lucky.
There is a massive tranche of very expensive housing that will never sell to anyone actually living in Weymouth because they simply won't be able to afford them once the current occupants pass on.
We will feel the rot that Cornwall and Devon have for the last twenty years.
Soon we will be nothing more than a faded memory of a picture postcard.
It doesn't take very long to qualify most of the comments made in the article. This is what happens when you allow one sector of a community to dictate to everyone else. Weymouth has been moulded into a giant retirement village that agrees to share the beach with an influx of less and less holiday makers every year. Everybody else in between is just there to pay council tax. Resolutely refusing to modernise is the bedrock of Weymouth life. A community needs it's young people, they grow up, have families and so the cycle continues. What has happened in Weymouth over the last thirty years is that a very conservative, backward looking council and local authority has choked the life and fun out of what was once a vibrant seaside town. The assert action there is no hope is absolutely true. Where once there were thousands of jobs with decent wages and good prospects now there are none. Real jobs have been replaced by shelf stacking in supermarkets - if your lucky. There is a massive tranche of very expensive housing that will never sell to anyone actually living in Weymouth because they simply won't be able to afford them once the current occupants pass on. We will feel the rot that Cornwall and Devon have for the last twenty years. Soon we will be nothing more than a faded memory of a picture postcard. Parkstreetshufle
  • Score: 13

10:04pm Mon 23 Jun 14

blobby96 says...

luffy22 wrote:
I'm glad that article has been written. Last year my family had the opportunity to move and people asked us why, and the story we tell is the same as the article. We have two children and faced with the reality of no work for them moving was a good option. As it has turned out we are so glad we moved and often comment on we wish we had done it years ago. Where we live now does not have the amazing beauty of the scenery of the coast line but has so much more to offer.
For us the work opportunities is better and the kids are happier at school and are a lot busier with quality clubs activities. Being able to find a choice of shops, entertainment and restaurants without having to drive for over an hour is amazing. I think the difference here is that the local council does things here for the community and not to line their own pockets or their own quality of life. Which has been the downfall of weymouth
there,s more rubbish sat on the grass and bench(lh side of westham underpass ) with a drink in there hands every decent day and fatty on his mobility scooter ,
[quote][p][bold]luffy22[/bold] wrote: I'm glad that article has been written. Last year my family had the opportunity to move and people asked us why, and the story we tell is the same as the article. We have two children and faced with the reality of no work for them moving was a good option. As it has turned out we are so glad we moved and often comment on we wish we had done it years ago. Where we live now does not have the amazing beauty of the scenery of the coast line but has so much more to offer. For us the work opportunities is better and the kids are happier at school and are a lot busier with quality clubs activities. Being able to find a choice of shops, entertainment and restaurants without having to drive for over an hour is amazing. I think the difference here is that the local council does things here for the community and not to line their own pockets or their own quality of life. Which has been the downfall of weymouth[/p][/quote]there,s more rubbish sat on the grass and bench(lh side of westham underpass ) with a drink in there hands every decent day and fatty on his mobility scooter , blobby96
  • Score: 0

10:15pm Mon 23 Jun 14

luffy22 says...

Sylvia2 wrote:
luffy22 wrote:
I'm glad that article has been written. Last year my family had the opportunity to move and people asked us why, and the story we tell is the same as the article. We have two children and faced with the reality of no work for them moving was a good option. As it has turned out we are so glad we moved and often comment on we wish we had done it years ago. Where we live now does not have the amazing beauty of the scenery of the coast line but has so much more to offer.
For us the work opportunities is better and the kids are happier at school and are a lot busier with quality clubs activities. Being able to find a choice of shops, entertainment and restaurants without having to drive for over an hour is amazing. I think the difference here is that the local council does things here for the community and not to line their own pockets or their own quality of life. Which has been the downfall of weymouth
HURRAH GOODBYE GOOD RIDDANCE. AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE. DON'T LIKE IT. SHOVE OFF.
oh dear silvia, your not a very nice person are you?
[quote][p][bold]Sylvia2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]luffy22[/bold] wrote: I'm glad that article has been written. Last year my family had the opportunity to move and people asked us why, and the story we tell is the same as the article. We have two children and faced with the reality of no work for them moving was a good option. As it has turned out we are so glad we moved and often comment on we wish we had done it years ago. Where we live now does not have the amazing beauty of the scenery of the coast line but has so much more to offer. For us the work opportunities is better and the kids are happier at school and are a lot busier with quality clubs activities. Being able to find a choice of shops, entertainment and restaurants without having to drive for over an hour is amazing. I think the difference here is that the local council does things here for the community and not to line their own pockets or their own quality of life. Which has been the downfall of weymouth[/p][/quote]HURRAH GOODBYE GOOD RIDDANCE. AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE. DON'T LIKE IT. SHOVE OFF.[/p][/quote]oh dear silvia, your not a very nice person are you? luffy22
  • Score: 11

10:17pm Mon 23 Jun 14

thetiger says...

As cesspits go, Weymouth is somewhat diluted during the summer months so a true picture cannot be drawn. However come the winter and the reality of the place shows it's true colours.
As cesspits go, Weymouth is somewhat diluted during the summer months so a true picture cannot be drawn. However come the winter and the reality of the place shows it's true colours. thetiger
  • Score: -3

10:49pm Mon 23 Jun 14

paulsc11 says...

I find it strange how many people hate living here but still do. I moved here ten years ago and find the scenery, atmosphere and surroundings fantastic.We have some sort of festival going on each weekend and the beautiful countryside is within reach of everyone. Durdle door, maiden castle, dorchester, Portland etc etc etc , I do have a good Job and have to commute by car so I agree that more well paid jobs should be available in Weymouth, but major companies are not going to put their head offices in this area (new look the exception) . But since the Olympics if you look at osprey quay some are So with valuable space being taken in London maybe we are the future. Sun seeker, Q3, Medistore etc . Anyway the view as you walk across weymouth bay is the best, you only have one life enjoy it.
I find it strange how many people hate living here but still do. I moved here ten years ago and find the scenery, atmosphere and surroundings fantastic.We have some sort of festival going on each weekend and the beautiful countryside is within reach of everyone. Durdle door, maiden castle, dorchester, Portland etc etc etc , I do have a good Job and have to commute by car so I agree that more well paid jobs should be available in Weymouth, but major companies are not going to put their head offices in this area (new look the exception) . But since the Olympics if you look at osprey quay some are So with valuable space being taken in London maybe we are the future. Sun seeker, Q3, Medistore etc . Anyway the view as you walk across weymouth bay is the best, you only have one life enjoy it. paulsc11
  • Score: 10

10:58pm Mon 23 Jun 14

paulsc11 says...

The winter and quieter months are the best. you have truly not liven in a cesspit. Once we put our line of Christmas tree lights out only to find they had cut the wire and nicked them. lol
The winter and quieter months are the best. you have truly not liven in a cesspit. Once we put our line of Christmas tree lights out only to find they had cut the wire and nicked them. lol paulsc11
  • Score: 3

11:01pm Mon 23 Jun 14

cosmick says...

Lots of comments on this subject , where, what are the answers? Most of you have none.
Please note the following word is Britain, Happy now.
Lots of comments on this subject , where, what are the answers? Most of you have none. Please note the following word is Britain, Happy now. cosmick
  • Score: -1

11:09pm Mon 23 Jun 14

paulsc11 says...

cosmick wrote:
Lots of comments on this subject , where, what are the answers? Most of you have none.
Please note the following word is Britain, Happy now.
Who knows the future means a lack of petrol and lack of road transport, maybey shipping is the answer
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: Lots of comments on this subject , where, what are the answers? Most of you have none. Please note the following word is Britain, Happy now.[/p][/quote]Who knows the future means a lack of petrol and lack of road transport, maybey shipping is the answer paulsc11
  • Score: 3

11:29pm Mon 23 Jun 14

woodsedge says...

cosmick wrote:
Lots of comments on this subject , where, what are the answers? Most of you have none.
Please note the following word is Britain, Happy now.
One thing is for sure the answer isn't UKIP. The town is lacking leaders with vision and new ideas and a corporate mentality. If you look at Gunwharf in Portsmouth and the adjoining sea front you can see that it has been carefully planned to protect the historical building and to develop the old naval site. All that said I absolutely love the place and have lived in much, much worse environments.
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: Lots of comments on this subject , where, what are the answers? Most of you have none. Please note the following word is Britain, Happy now.[/p][/quote]One thing is for sure the answer isn't UKIP. The town is lacking leaders with vision and new ideas and a corporate mentality. If you look at Gunwharf in Portsmouth and the adjoining sea front you can see that it has been carefully planned to protect the historical building and to develop the old naval site. All that said I absolutely love the place and have lived in much, much worse environments. woodsedge
  • Score: -5

3:32am Tue 24 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

marabout wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
Sylvia2 wrote:
DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK.
FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK!
Please don't shout, it's rude.
Using capital letters is not shouting.

During the early days of the World Wide Web some people suggested that using capital letters was an indication of shouting but that concept was quashed. Using capital letters is now considered a practical way of make a point.

In many respects, the believe that you think using capital letters is shouting just goes to emphasise that Weymouth is living back in the 20th century.
Complete cobblers. Emphasis is used on a word or two, possibly a phrase, not a complete post.
[quote][p][bold]marabout[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sylvia2[/bold] wrote: DISGUSTING ARTICLE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHO OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO WEYMOUTH, PEOPLE POSTING HERE MOANING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN AT NIGHT. THESE ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUNKEN HOLIDAY MAKERS. MY ADVICE TO MOANING WHINGING COMPLAINING TOURISTS IS....DON'T COME HERE! LEAVE WEYMOUTH TO TE RESIDENTS WHO LOVE IT. IF YOU MOVED HERE AND ARE STILL MOANING...GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. I LOVE IT HERE AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN VERY HIGHLY PAID JOBS HAPPY IN THEIR WORK. FOR THE REST OF YOU SHUT UP, LIKE THE REPORTER YOU MAKE ME SICK![/p][/quote]Please don't shout, it's rude.[/p][/quote]Using capital letters is not shouting. During the early days of the World Wide Web some people suggested that using capital letters was an indication of shouting but that concept was quashed. Using capital letters is now considered a practical way of make a point. In many respects, the believe that you think using capital letters is shouting just goes to emphasise that Weymouth is living back in the 20th century.[/p][/quote]Complete cobblers. Emphasis is used on a word or two, possibly a phrase, not a complete post. breamoreboy
  • Score: 7

9:08am Tue 24 Jun 14

timgriffiths1962@gmail.com says...

The lady is quite right there is no large employers in Weymouth now, but look at what we did have, mr singh made his millions out of Weymouth and employed nearly everybody in Weymouth who was unskilled, but as soon as somebody waived money at him in Newcastle he was off so fast smoked appeared from his shoes as he disappeared over the ridgeway.The rural development agency spent millions on the naval base, attracting firms that fell over each over to get in.After the initial period of low rents most packed up and moved on to the next free handout.Weymouth is trying to be industrial on one hand and a seaside resort on the other, you cannot have both.We have had endless idiotic councillors who have gone off on a tangent thinking they know best,the selling of the tourist info centre,the running down of the pavilion,the fifthly toilets, a contracted out cleaning company which does nt clean toilets.the overpriced car park,complete with little hitler traffic wardens.the un intelligent traffic lights put in for the non event games.the list is endless.Why when you go to are poshier neighbour Bournemouth do you feel like you are in another world,through fanastic gardens all of the shops within a three minute walk,the beach accessed without the threat off being knocked down why you try to negotiate a three lane motorway or dodge a empty park and ride bus which passes you by every twenty seconds THis town needs somebody with vision who will stop this downward spiral,stop he wasting of money on ridiculous schemes and bring life back into a much loved town.
The lady is quite right there is no large employers in Weymouth now, but look at what we did have, mr singh made his millions out of Weymouth and employed nearly everybody in Weymouth who was unskilled, but as soon as somebody waived money at him in Newcastle he was off so fast smoked appeared from his shoes as he disappeared over the ridgeway.The rural development agency spent millions on the naval base, attracting firms that fell over each over to get in.After the initial period of low rents most packed up and moved on to the next free handout.Weymouth is trying to be industrial on one hand and a seaside resort on the other, you cannot have both.We have had endless idiotic councillors who have gone off on a tangent thinking they know best,the selling of the tourist info centre,the running down of the pavilion,the fifthly toilets, a contracted out cleaning company which does nt clean toilets.the overpriced car park,complete with little hitler traffic wardens.the un intelligent traffic lights put in for the non event games.the list is endless.Why when you go to are poshier neighbour Bournemouth do you feel like you are in another world,through fanastic gardens all of the shops within a three minute walk,the beach accessed without the threat off being knocked down why you try to negotiate a three lane motorway or dodge a empty park and ride bus which passes you by every twenty seconds THis town needs somebody with vision who will stop this downward spiral,stop he wasting of money on ridiculous schemes and bring life back into a much loved town. timgriffiths1962@gmail.com
  • Score: 8

9:59am Tue 24 Jun 14

Hippyhooker says...

Nothing wrong with Weymouth...Just the people who live here. It's not surprising the youth find it hard to find work you would be hard pushed to find any who are capable of putting a sentence together, perhaps if they had gained an education they might find it easier, the jobs are there they are just lacking the decent people to fill them. If you think Weymouth is bad go to Lewisham or Camden in London NOT Regent Street or Trafalgar Sq just spend ONE hour in one of those places and then tell me Weymouth is bad, you really don't know how lucky you are to live in such a fantastic place!
Nothing wrong with Weymouth...Just the people who live here. It's not surprising the youth find it hard to find work you would be hard pushed to find any who are capable of putting a sentence together, perhaps if they had gained an education they might find it easier, the jobs are there they are just lacking the decent people to fill them. If you think Weymouth is bad go to Lewisham or Camden in London NOT Regent Street or Trafalgar Sq just spend ONE hour in one of those places and then tell me Weymouth is bad, you really don't know how lucky you are to live in such a fantastic place! Hippyhooker
  • Score: 7

11:51am Tue 24 Jun 14

Polly53 says...

It is true that there are not many opportunities for full-time work, and there is definatley a drug culture going on. I won't go into town on my own at night, but there again both my daughters do and they don't have any problems.
I would say one of the biggest problems, (in my opinion), is the newly-released prisoners, they never go back to where they came from, instead they move their families here and carry on with their criminal lifstyle, now that is bringing Weymouth and Portland down! Whether it's because they're not allowed back to their roots or not I don't know, it would be interesting to find out. Given all this I still love being here, it is a beautiful place to live in :)
It is true that there are not many opportunities for full-time work, and there is definatley a drug culture going on. I won't go into town on my own at night, but there again both my daughters do and they don't have any problems. I would say one of the biggest problems, (in my opinion), is the newly-released prisoners, they never go back to where they came from, instead they move their families here and carry on with their criminal lifstyle, now that is bringing Weymouth and Portland down! Whether it's because they're not allowed back to their roots or not I don't know, it would be interesting to find out. Given all this I still love being here, it is a beautiful place to live in :) Polly53
  • Score: 7

12:46pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Coxywey says...

I am from weymouth and my husband moved here I have been begging him for years to move away from Weymouth becuase though it is a beautiful part of the country in the summer in the winter it is awful and depressing. Locals pay through the nose just because this is a holiday town. We have 3 daughters and they have all struggled to find good well paid jobs that are not just seasonal positions whereas if we had moved away I beleive they could have had a better future with brighter prospects; this town is reliant on the holiday makers that come to this town and for the life of me I cannot undertand why they would want to,yes we have a lovely beach but as for the town though it has had some regeneration it is still hardly appealing. To do any decent shopping you have to drive for at least an hour out of town to get that.
Weymouth council are to blame for a large number of problems in this town because they have no regard for the locals.
So I would have to say that though this article may have ruffled a few feathers it is on the most part factual and people need to accept that rather than burying their heads in the sand.
I am from weymouth and my husband moved here I have been begging him for years to move away from Weymouth becuase though it is a beautiful part of the country in the summer in the winter it is awful and depressing. Locals pay through the nose just because this is a holiday town. We have 3 daughters and they have all struggled to find good well paid jobs that are not just seasonal positions whereas if we had moved away I beleive they could have had a better future with brighter prospects; this town is reliant on the holiday makers that come to this town and for the life of me I cannot undertand why they would want to,yes we have a lovely beach but as for the town though it has had some regeneration it is still hardly appealing. To do any decent shopping you have to drive for at least an hour out of town to get that. Weymouth council are to blame for a large number of problems in this town because they have no regard for the locals. So I would have to say that though this article may have ruffled a few feathers it is on the most part factual and people need to accept that rather than burying their heads in the sand. Coxywey
  • Score: 5

1:36pm Tue 24 Jun 14

February1948 says...

Parkstreetshufle wrote:
It doesn't take very long to qualify most of the comments made in the article. This is what happens when you allow one sector of a community to dictate to everyone else. Weymouth has been moulded into a giant retirement village that agrees to share the beach with an influx of less and less holiday makers every year. Everybody else in between is just there to pay council tax. Resolutely refusing to modernise is the bedrock of Weymouth life. A community needs it's young people, they grow up, have families and so the cycle continues. What has happened in Weymouth over the last thirty years is that a very conservative, backward looking council and local authority has choked the life and fun out of what was once a vibrant seaside town. The assert action there is no hope is absolutely true. Where once there were thousands of jobs with decent wages and good prospects now there are none. Real jobs have been replaced by shelf stacking in supermarkets - if your lucky. There is a massive tranche of very expensive housing that will never sell to anyone actually living in Weymouth because they simply won't be able to afford them once the current occupants pass on. We will feel the rot that Cornwall and Devon have for the last twenty years. Soon we will be nothing more than a faded memory of a picture postcard.
I agree with you, Unfortunately, 30 years is a whole generation and it would probably take another generation to put the town back on its feet again. But, it can be done. During the Olympics the town was utterly transformed. It was vibrant, alive, friendly and welcoming, but within months it was back to its dismal, run-down self again. No matter how much it tries, the current tourist department will not attract a different sort of tourist until and if the Council looks at itself, and sees that it (the Council) has caused most of the problems. It is a lovely town, the Esplanade is exquisite especially when viewed from the sea but when you look at the boarded-up shops, the drunks and the druggies, the impression immediately becomes bleak. There are people in Weymouth who care deeply about their town (I don't live there) and they are the people whose opinions should matter, not self-serving members of the Council!
[quote][p][bold]Parkstreetshufle[/bold] wrote: It doesn't take very long to qualify most of the comments made in the article. This is what happens when you allow one sector of a community to dictate to everyone else. Weymouth has been moulded into a giant retirement village that agrees to share the beach with an influx of less and less holiday makers every year. Everybody else in between is just there to pay council tax. Resolutely refusing to modernise is the bedrock of Weymouth life. A community needs it's young people, they grow up, have families and so the cycle continues. What has happened in Weymouth over the last thirty years is that a very conservative, backward looking council and local authority has choked the life and fun out of what was once a vibrant seaside town. The assert action there is no hope is absolutely true. Where once there were thousands of jobs with decent wages and good prospects now there are none. Real jobs have been replaced by shelf stacking in supermarkets - if your lucky. There is a massive tranche of very expensive housing that will never sell to anyone actually living in Weymouth because they simply won't be able to afford them once the current occupants pass on. We will feel the rot that Cornwall and Devon have for the last twenty years. Soon we will be nothing more than a faded memory of a picture postcard.[/p][/quote]I agree with you, Unfortunately, 30 years is a whole generation and it would probably take another generation to put the town back on its feet again. But, it can be done. During the Olympics the town was utterly transformed. It was vibrant, alive, friendly and welcoming, but within months it was back to its dismal, run-down self again. No matter how much it tries, the current tourist department will not attract a different sort of tourist until and if the Council looks at itself, and sees that it (the Council) has caused most of the problems. It is a lovely town, the Esplanade is exquisite especially when viewed from the sea but when you look at the boarded-up shops, the drunks and the druggies, the impression immediately becomes bleak. There are people in Weymouth who care deeply about their town (I don't live there) and they are the people whose opinions should matter, not self-serving members of the Council! February1948
  • Score: 5

1:52pm Tue 24 Jun 14

livid99 says...

oldbrock wrote:
aderumbold wrote:
arlbergbahn wrote:
common cence wrote:
We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,
Filth floating in the harbour? I expect that';s probably algae, it's probably not sewage, no need to worry.
No,it is rubbish floating in the harbour....Take a walk around a look for yourself.
come and live in BOSTONISTANIA, full of non-English speaking East Euros, the river only looks and smells decent when the tide is up, as for rubbish in the Harbour, police here regularly give out fixed penalties to foreigners urinating in the streets, before one of our badly needed toilet blocks was shut, a foreign chap was caught defecating in 2 foot high bushes by a footbridge over the river into the market place, the toilets, signposted, were only approx. one minute walk away....groups of Euros approach you aggressively demanding £2 for alcohol, see, they "can't speak English" but know how to demand £2, can fill benefit forms in, apply for jobs/housing, another like another poster, who does not know they are born, WEYMOUTH, in comparison, is PARADISE ON EARTH
And its only "Foreigners" who behave like this is it ?
Its only "foreigners" who cause problems in towns and cities ?
Because the shaven headed, tattooed, flag waving, lager drinking, football mad, anti-foreigner, UKIP supporting England native NEVER urinate in the street when drunk do they ?
[quote][p][bold]oldbrock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aderumbold[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]common cence[/bold] wrote: We came back into weymouth in a coach yesterday evening and seeing more than driving a car what a DIRTY LITTER STREWN FILTHY PLACE IT IS , with litter in the streets from dorchester road to ferry bridge the tramps around westham bridge , the filth floating in the harbour , What a sad sad town it has become , dont moan when someone puts the facts in a newspaper,,,,,,[/p][/quote]Filth floating in the harbour? I expect that';s probably algae, it's probably not sewage, no need to worry.[/p][/quote]No,it is rubbish floating in the harbour....Take a walk around a look for yourself.[/p][/quote]come and live in BOSTONISTANIA, full of non-English speaking East Euros, the river only looks and smells decent when the tide is up, as for rubbish in the Harbour, police here regularly give out fixed penalties to foreigners urinating in the streets, before one of our badly needed toilet blocks was shut, a foreign chap was caught defecating in 2 foot high bushes by a footbridge over the river into the market place, the toilets, signposted, were only approx. one minute walk away....groups of Euros approach you aggressively demanding £2 for alcohol, see, they "can't speak English" but know how to demand £2, can fill benefit forms in, apply for jobs/housing, another like another poster, who does not know they are born, WEYMOUTH, in comparison, is PARADISE ON EARTH[/p][/quote]And its only "Foreigners" who behave like this is it ? Its only "foreigners" who cause problems in towns and cities ? Because the shaven headed, tattooed, flag waving, lager drinking, football mad, anti-foreigner, UKIP supporting England native NEVER urinate in the street when drunk do they ? livid99
  • Score: -3

2:04pm Tue 24 Jun 14

timgriffiths1962@gmail.com says...

Everybody mentions the fantastic views but nobody ever turns around and mentions the long overdue total fethink of are drab, rundown town centre,with have had countless council,s sitting on the quay ,totally oblivious to the buses and lorries trundling passed while they had their free mocha coffee, the old railway lines are a death trap,should be repaved and turned into a mediterainteran style pizza,you take your life into your hands trying to negiotate the so called pesdestrian st mary,s street and st Thomas street,but I have seen large vehicles squeezing past tourists long past eleven oclock.What was the latest hairbrain scheme from the ivory tower, knock down the angling club and turn it into another car park,a club used by locals as well as people from away who bring trade to the boatowners carparks and hotels,short sightness or what, I say let the council go to their new posh offices at Dorchester,but lock the gate at ridgeway to stop them coming back???
Everybody mentions the fantastic views but nobody ever turns around and mentions the long overdue total fethink of are drab, rundown town centre,with have had countless council,s sitting on the quay ,totally oblivious to the buses and lorries trundling passed while they had their free mocha coffee, the old railway lines are a death trap,should be repaved and turned into a mediterainteran style pizza,you take your life into your hands trying to negiotate the so called pesdestrian st mary,s street and st Thomas street,but I have seen large vehicles squeezing past tourists long past eleven oclock.What was the latest hairbrain scheme from the ivory tower, knock down the angling club and turn it into another car park,a club used by locals as well as people from away who bring trade to the boatowners carparks and hotels,short sightness or what, I say let the council go to their new posh offices at Dorchester,but lock the gate at ridgeway to stop them coming back??? timgriffiths1962@gmail.com
  • Score: 4

2:05pm Tue 24 Jun 14

livid99 says...

cosmick wrote:
islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.
Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before....
Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ?
Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then.
Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.[/p][/quote]Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before.... Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ? Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then. Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see. livid99
  • Score: -4

2:07pm Tue 24 Jun 14

matt.walker.uk says...

The fact is that for me to pursue the career path that I am currently on at a professional level meant moving out of Weymouth. I was lucky to be given the opportunity that I received, in fact I was incredibly lucky.

It's a tough situation to deal with but I think that the core of the issue is true and that is that the young generations are lacking ambition but also find themselves in a town with very few career opportunities.

Weymouth is a beatiful town with the best beaches in my opinion but the truth is that the youth are suffering from lack of oppurtunities and it's seems to be a country wide symptom for seaside towns as pointed out in the Observer article.
The fact is that for me to pursue the career path that I am currently on at a professional level meant moving out of Weymouth. I was lucky to be given the opportunity that I received, in fact I was incredibly lucky. It's a tough situation to deal with but I think that the core of the issue is true and that is that the young generations are lacking ambition but also find themselves in a town with very few career opportunities. Weymouth is a beatiful town with the best beaches in my opinion but the truth is that the youth are suffering from lack of oppurtunities and it's seems to be a country wide symptom for seaside towns as pointed out in the Observer article. matt.walker.uk
  • Score: 7

3:05pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

*I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth.*

~ the late Steve McQueen, Amerikan film actor.
*I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth.* ~ the late Steve McQueen, Amerikan film actor. Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: 0

3:05pm Tue 24 Jun 14

elloello1980 says...

MrTomSmith wrote:
dicedice wrote:
MrTomSmith wrote:
Just one question, how can people comment on "the article" when you have not printed it for us to read. This is ridiculous.
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Yes thanks I know where it is, my point was the Echo article failed to help lead those that don't know where it is. Just another example of their lazy reporting. Slap a few words together and hit the send button and sit back and watch us all argue with one another, anyone could do that. Why didn't they ring up and ask her about it? Its just a hopeless piece of journalism, really poor. Thats my point.
using this story to have another dig at the Echo.

The fact you criticise the echo so frequent but yet can be found reading it ,daily, is very sad indeed
[quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dicedice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Just one question, how can people comment on "the article" when you have not printed it for us to read. This is ridiculous.[/p][/quote]http://www.theguardi an.com/society/2014/ jun/22/sun-sea-inequ ality-social-crisis- britain-resorts-weym outh[/p][/quote]Yes thanks I know where it is, my point was the Echo article failed to help lead those that don't know where it is. Just another example of their lazy reporting. Slap a few words together and hit the send button and sit back and watch us all argue with one another, anyone could do that. Why didn't they ring up and ask her about it? Its just a hopeless piece of journalism, really poor. Thats my point.[/p][/quote]using this story to have another dig at the Echo. The fact you criticise the echo so frequent but yet can be found reading it ,daily, is very sad indeed elloello1980
  • Score: 1

3:23pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

I was VERY dismayed when a past partner of mine said to me: *I don't know why you keep going on about Weymouth - to me, it's just a vile place !! I think you're just remembering it as it was in the 1950s !!*
It's true - I DID 'go on' about the town - she was born in Aldershot (a TRULY vile place, according to someone else I knew with MoD connections), and had lived mainly in Shoeburyness, where her father was a MoD detective, and she herself worked in London. Apart from a vacation in Appledore once, before we met, I don't think she'd had much experience of the Southwest, and I was keen for us to move down here, where I have lived, somewhat intermittently, since about 1949, rather than continue to fester away in the metropolis. To this day I remain somewhat baffled by her dislike of the place, but maybe I am a little biased, her observations re the 1950s notwithstanding !!
I was VERY dismayed when a past partner of mine said to me: *I don't know why you keep going on about Weymouth - to me, it's just a vile place !! I think you're just remembering it as it was in the 1950s !!* It's true - I DID 'go on' about the town - she was born in Aldershot (a TRULY vile place, according to someone else I knew with MoD connections), and had lived mainly in Shoeburyness, where her father was a MoD detective, and she herself worked in London. Apart from a vacation in Appledore once, before we met, I don't think she'd had much experience of the Southwest, and I was keen for us to move down here, where I have lived, somewhat intermittently, since about 1949, rather than continue to fester away in the metropolis. To this day I remain somewhat baffled by her dislike of the place, but maybe I am a little biased, her observations re the 1950s notwithstanding !! Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: 2

3:40pm Tue 24 Jun 14

livid99 says...

What the article says is true enough, but a lot of the blame can be laid squarely on the council. If the council had some imagination, some vision and some spine, then they could achieve great things for the town. Its a beautiful place, but instead of investment going into the town it goes into things like that eyesore tower and other pointless rubbish.
What are they thinking ?
Do they seriously sit around a table at a council meeting and say "What can we do to really benefit Weymouth, to improve the place, inspire the population, give them something they can really support - I know ! Lets put some big rocks on sticks ! "
Start there - replace the council with people who CARE about Weymouth, not people who care only about themselves and their legacy.
What the article says is true enough, but a lot of the blame can be laid squarely on the council. If the council had some imagination, some vision and some spine, then they could achieve great things for the town. Its a beautiful place, but instead of investment going into the town it goes into things like that eyesore tower and other pointless rubbish. What are they thinking ? Do they seriously sit around a table at a council meeting and say "What can we do to really benefit Weymouth, to improve the place, inspire the population, give them something they can really support - I know ! Lets put some big rocks on sticks ! " Start there - replace the council with people who CARE about Weymouth, not people who care only about themselves and their legacy. livid99
  • Score: 2

3:54pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Wrasse says...

I have holidayed in Weymouth every year for the last 20. Every year the visitor numbers appear well down on the previous year and more and more shops are boarded up and businesses closed.
All of the flower beds along the esplanade round to Alex Gardens used to be planted and cared for and looked great- now it appears that a few by the war memorial and clock are planted- the rest strewn with rubbish and fag ends. Doesn’t give a great first impression and makes the whole place look run down and neglected. Last week- Wetherspoon’s was almost empty on an England football night and Yates’s as usual had more doormen than punters. The offices above Yates’s appear to be still empty and have been for at least the last five years- Brewers Quay looks like an old derelict factory in Salford – is about as much use and is now a sad shadow of its former self.
I feel really sorry for the small traders trying to earn a crust in the summer period- high rates and low trade.
If the council were to reduce or make some concessions to the business rates on currently closed commercial premises it might attract more private investment and create more employment
As much as I love Weymouth I would never choose to live there in its current state. As for the tramps at Westham; I suppose its human nature- if you are pot less and homeless- at least you are at the seaside
I have holidayed in Weymouth every year for the last 20. Every year the visitor numbers appear well down on the previous year and more and more shops are boarded up and businesses closed. All of the flower beds along the esplanade round to Alex Gardens used to be planted and cared for and looked great- now it appears that a few by the war memorial and clock are planted- the rest strewn with rubbish and fag ends. Doesn’t give a great first impression and makes the whole place look run down and neglected. Last week- Wetherspoon’s was almost empty on an England football night and Yates’s as usual had more doormen than punters. The offices above Yates’s appear to be still empty and have been for at least the last five years- Brewers Quay looks like an old derelict factory in Salford – is about as much use and is now a sad shadow of its former self. I feel really sorry for the small traders trying to earn a crust in the summer period- high rates and low trade. If the council were to reduce or make some concessions to the business rates on currently closed commercial premises it might attract more private investment and create more employment As much as I love Weymouth I would never choose to live there in its current state. As for the tramps at Westham; I suppose its human nature- if you are pot less and homeless- at least you are at the seaside Wrasse
  • Score: 4

4:12pm Tue 24 Jun 14

cosmick says...

livid99 wrote:
cosmick wrote:
islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.
Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before....
Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ?
Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then.
Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.
Im sorry that you missed me mention UKIP before. You must keep up.
Yes NIGEL is one of the many people who want to limit the amount of Immigrants comming to this country.
I am sure he would like to come to our wonderfull town and meet the UKIP members here, he could get an idea what the local problems are, and discuss these with local candidates for the 2015 election.
As for hardworking immigrants comming here to set up businesses they are no barriers the can come as they please. I dont know what they could do to revitalise the local economy, that local people could not do.
Where do you think you have seen advice from UKIP for immigrants to get out of the UK?
Where have you seen"THE CRAZY XENOPHOBIA AND ANTI FOREIGNER PROPAGANDA THAT UKIP IS SPOUTING?"
Or are you on drugs?
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.[/p][/quote]Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before.... Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ? Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then. Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.[/p][/quote]Im sorry that you missed me mention UKIP before. You must keep up. Yes NIGEL is one of the many people who want to limit the amount of Immigrants comming to this country. I am sure he would like to come to our wonderfull town and meet the UKIP members here, he could get an idea what the local problems are, and discuss these with local candidates for the 2015 election. As for hardworking immigrants comming here to set up businesses they are no barriers the can come as they please. I dont know what they could do to revitalise the local economy, that local people could not do. Where do you think you have seen advice from UKIP for immigrants to get out of the UK? Where have you seen"THE CRAZY XENOPHOBIA AND ANTI FOREIGNER PROPAGANDA THAT UKIP IS SPOUTING?" Or are you on drugs? cosmick
  • Score: 6

4:21pm Tue 24 Jun 14

pamelagaull@yahoo.co.uk says...

My goodness what a load of caustic codswallop. I couldn't believe the uncalled for vitriol that was spewed out by Charlotte (Never heard of her) about Weymouth. I live in the 'hinterland of cultural deprivation' behind the Georgian facade of Weymouth's seafront and am certainly not deprived in any way. A three minute walk to a prize winning beach and lovely cafés and tea rooms to be enjoyed from 6am until 10 pm and probably longer is a pleasure I savour every single day.
I have written and had two books published since I came here to retire in 2007 - The Darkness of Dreams and The Torment of Truth. Littlemoor not far away on a very frequent bus route serves me with a wonderful writing group Off the Cuff. My neighbours are a friendly, cheerful crowd of people and among them are artists, musicians and round the corner from me live the organisers of the folk festival. Where there are gardens the streets are a picture of colour as is the front of the railway station. A community centre provides art classes, history projects, quiz nights and many other activities which bring the community together.
I lived and taught in London. It was hard work for every teacher as we struggled to overcome the social problems there. But I am proud to say that Ofsted reports were very satisfactory. However, I never went out in the evenings without using a minicab. There were murders in the streets around where I lived. Even at 6pm I could not safely walk home in a direct line from school but had to make a detour onto the busier street.
In addition the filth in these back streets was indescribable with pots of food tipped round the trees and flocks of pigeons scavenged there. Rubbish outside shops in the busy main road drew rats and mice in their hundreds, possibly many more. Rats, mice and cockroaches were prevalent in several of the places I lived and shopped. The friendliness of people overcame that of course for me. I loved the multitude of languages and cultures but I knew from teaching that children would have difficulty learning English when it was infrequently spoken outside the school gates.
It is wrong and impossible to make comparisons. Every single part of the UK has its problems of shop closures and restricted opportunities for cultural development. Young people in every town and city are encouraged to follow the nightclubbing way of life and museums and art galleries aren't their main source of enjoyment. Weymouth has such a lot to offer and the vitriolic attack on it was uncalled for and made me seethe with the unfairness of it.
I have lived in several places the length and breadth of the UK and holidayed too but Weymouth is far and away in my opinion the best place to live. I know also as fact from having taught here that many of the problem families have been taken here from other towns and cities by social services in an attempt to help them. Why would they choose Weymouth and Portland unless they were seen as beneficial places to bring up children.
The attack on Weymouth seemed to me almost personal in its vehemence. As I look out of my window this morning at the bright blue sky and look forward to a walk along the lovely seashore in anticipation of a frothy cappuccino in a choice of welcoming tearooms I shake my head at that article, I even laugh out loud at its ignorance of the truth.
My goodness what a load of caustic codswallop. I couldn't believe the uncalled for vitriol that was spewed out by Charlotte (Never heard of her) about Weymouth. I live in the 'hinterland of cultural deprivation' behind the Georgian facade of Weymouth's seafront and am certainly not deprived in any way. A three minute walk to a prize winning beach and lovely cafés and tea rooms to be enjoyed from 6am until 10 pm and probably longer is a pleasure I savour every single day. I have written and had two books published since I came here to retire in 2007 - The Darkness of Dreams and The Torment of Truth. Littlemoor not far away on a very frequent bus route serves me with a wonderful writing group Off the Cuff. My neighbours are a friendly, cheerful crowd of people and among them are artists, musicians and round the corner from me live the organisers of the folk festival. Where there are gardens the streets are a picture of colour as is the front of the railway station. A community centre provides art classes, history projects, quiz nights and many other activities which bring the community together. I lived and taught in London. It was hard work for every teacher as we struggled to overcome the social problems there. But I am proud to say that Ofsted reports were very satisfactory. However, I never went out in the evenings without using a minicab. There were murders in the streets around where I lived. Even at 6pm I could not safely walk home in a direct line from school but had to make a detour onto the busier street. In addition the filth in these back streets was indescribable with pots of food tipped round the trees and flocks of pigeons scavenged there. Rubbish outside shops in the busy main road drew rats and mice in their hundreds, possibly many more. Rats, mice and cockroaches were prevalent in several of the places I lived and shopped. The friendliness of people overcame that of course for me. I loved the multitude of languages and cultures but I knew from teaching that children would have difficulty learning English when it was infrequently spoken outside the school gates. It is wrong and impossible to make comparisons. Every single part of the UK has its problems of shop closures and restricted opportunities for cultural development. Young people in every town and city are encouraged to follow the nightclubbing way of life and museums and art galleries aren't their main source of enjoyment. Weymouth has such a lot to offer and the vitriolic attack on it was uncalled for and made me seethe with the unfairness of it. I have lived in several places the length and breadth of the UK and holidayed too but Weymouth is far and away in my opinion the best place to live. I know also as fact from having taught here that many of the problem families have been taken here from other towns and cities by social services in an attempt to help them. Why would they choose Weymouth and Portland unless they were seen as beneficial places to bring up children. The attack on Weymouth seemed to me almost personal in its vehemence. As I look out of my window this morning at the bright blue sky and look forward to a walk along the lovely seashore in anticipation of a frothy cappuccino in a choice of welcoming tearooms I shake my head at that article, I even laugh out loud at its ignorance of the truth. pamelagaull@yahoo.co.uk
  • Score: 6

4:22pm Tue 24 Jun 14

cj07589 says...

livid99 wrote:
cosmick wrote:
islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.
Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before....
Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ?
Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then.
Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.
I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.[/p][/quote]Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before.... Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ? Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then. Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.[/p][/quote]I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline? cj07589
  • Score: 6

4:54pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Laadeeda says...

Sadly, some true words spoken.

Maybe it will take some negative criticism to get it put right.

The beach gets cleaned daily during the holiday season and the town centre allowed to stay littered and unsightly.
Sadly, some true words spoken. Maybe it will take some negative criticism to get it put right. The beach gets cleaned daily during the holiday season and the town centre allowed to stay littered and unsightly. Laadeeda
  • Score: 0

5:19pm Tue 24 Jun 14

codlips says...

Laadeeda wrote:
Sadly, some true words spoken.

Maybe it will take some negative criticism to get it put right.

The beach gets cleaned daily during the holiday season and the town centre allowed to stay littered and unsightly.
Not true, the town centre gets swept with road sweepers every morning whilst most of us are still in bed.
[quote][p][bold]Laadeeda[/bold] wrote: Sadly, some true words spoken. Maybe it will take some negative criticism to get it put right. The beach gets cleaned daily during the holiday season and the town centre allowed to stay littered and unsightly.[/p][/quote]Not true, the town centre gets swept with road sweepers every morning whilst most of us are still in bed. codlips
  • Score: 9

6:58pm Tue 24 Jun 14

timgriffiths1962@gmail.com says...

I am a true weymouthian, being born in portwey hospital which was a workhouse before hand.We had to have a welsh person tell us the truth about are town,the lack of police at night turning the town centre into no go area aferry firm which has already cost the ratepayers four million,asking us to cough up another ten million so they can bring in a larger vessel, some say they bring over night trade which is utter rubbish, let them go to Portland,the money saved could be put to use improving the wet weather facilities for tourists, bring back the fairy lights???
I am a true weymouthian, being born in portwey hospital which was a workhouse before hand.We had to have a welsh person tell us the truth about are town,the lack of police at night turning the town centre into no go area aferry firm which has already cost the ratepayers four million,asking us to cough up another ten million so they can bring in a larger vessel, some say they bring over night trade which is utter rubbish, let them go to Portland,the money saved could be put to use improving the wet weather facilities for tourists, bring back the fairy lights??? timgriffiths1962@gmail.com
  • Score: 0

7:11pm Tue 24 Jun 14

yar2007 says...

Can't we bring back the prison boat and put all the homeless drunks druggies in it and spend their welfare money on keeping them locked up away from the sea front and town. They clearly have no intention to find work so why should they be receiving payments or rooms or flats?
Force the youths loitering about the town to go to college or into apprentice jobs or force them into the army for a few years. Make it so harsh so that underachieving girls when they leave school that the fact getting pregnant will not guarantee them a free flat, rent paid for and free council tax and easy money. This will solve a lot of problems.
And if the council want to raise money. Put cameras on the traffic lights so they can automatically photograph every single weymouth driver, sorry, red light racers/idiots can be fined automatically and put the money back into the town.
And instead of everybody on the social spending their days on the beach sunbathing they should be forced to spend these hot days in a warehouse like the rest of us who doesn't have the chance to do so.
Can't we bring back the prison boat and put all the homeless drunks druggies in it and spend their welfare money on keeping them locked up away from the sea front and town. They clearly have no intention to find work so why should they be receiving payments or rooms or flats? Force the youths loitering about the town to go to college or into apprentice jobs or force them into the army for a few years. Make it so harsh so that underachieving girls when they leave school that the fact getting pregnant will not guarantee them a free flat, rent paid for and free council tax and easy money. This will solve a lot of problems. And if the council want to raise money. Put cameras on the traffic lights so they can automatically photograph every single weymouth driver, sorry, red light racers/idiots can be fined automatically and put the money back into the town. And instead of everybody on the social spending their days on the beach sunbathing they should be forced to spend these hot days in a warehouse like the rest of us who doesn't have the chance to do so. yar2007
  • Score: 2

7:30pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

Any competent, and knowledgeable naturalist would expect about 500,000 - maybe fewer - of a 190# primate on a planet of this size. Being the generous soul that I am, I have suggested that ONE MILLION might perhaps be ample - particularly in view of the multitudinous and ongoing harm that our *swarm* does. As usual, I expect the Great Ignorati, who seem to be aware of nothing but football, the economy (bet most of them are *businessmen*, or their offspring are !!) and lager-drinking, will give me their customary blizzard of minus-points - but the fact remains that those who KNOW about what REALLY matters all agree that I am right.
One is very tempted to dismiss these people who endorse unlimited immigration into our TINY homeland as *Traitors to Britain*, like the so-called businessmen who outsource their work to the Far East, to the financial detriment of the lower classes of THIS country. My Californian Facebook correspondent, Stephanie, professed amazement when I told her there are 70 million or so hominids existing in this country. *I'm wondering whether you have any Wildlife and countryside left over there !!* she said. QUITE !! And when it's all gone, thanks to the ecologically illiterate, the hyper-tolerant and the one-track mind blindness of the money-grubbers - what is left ?? Quite apart from the equal right to a happy and healthy existence which other species SHOULD be enjoying, there is the not inconsiderable matter of our own spiritual well-being. *Man shall not live by bread alone*, someone once said - and there actually IS such a thing as Nature Deficit Disorder.
A SANE hominid population for these islands of ours would be about sixty or seventy thousand - I say it and various other scientists have said exactly the same thing, and we are ALL speaking from an informed position, NOT from our own chair in the corner of a public house..
Any competent, and knowledgeable naturalist would expect about 500,000 - maybe fewer - of a 190# primate on a planet of this size. Being the generous soul that I am, I have suggested that ONE MILLION might perhaps be ample - particularly in view of the multitudinous and ongoing harm that our *swarm* does. As usual, I expect the Great Ignorati, who seem to be aware of nothing but football, the economy (bet most of them are *businessmen*, or their offspring are !!) and lager-drinking, will give me their customary blizzard of minus-points - but the fact remains that those who KNOW about what REALLY matters all agree that I am right. One is very tempted to dismiss these people who endorse unlimited immigration into our TINY homeland as *Traitors to Britain*, like the so-called businessmen who outsource their work to the Far East, to the financial detriment of the lower classes of THIS country. My Californian Facebook correspondent, Stephanie, professed amazement when I told her there are 70 million or so hominids existing in this country. *I'm wondering whether you have any Wildlife and countryside left over there !!* she said. QUITE !! And when it's all gone, thanks to the ecologically illiterate, the hyper-tolerant and the one-track mind blindness of the money-grubbers - what is left ?? Quite apart from the equal right to a happy and healthy existence which other species SHOULD be enjoying, there is the not inconsiderable matter of our own spiritual well-being. *Man shall not live by bread alone*, someone once said - and there actually IS such a thing as Nature Deficit Disorder. A SANE hominid population for these islands of ours would be about sixty or seventy thousand - I say it and various other scientists have said exactly the same thing, and we are ALL speaking from an informed position, NOT from our own chair in the corner of a public house.. Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: -2

7:35pm Tue 24 Jun 14

westbaywonder says...

Sigurd for President!
(Woodsedge is alive) Hmm thought he saw the wrong end of a shotgun in the woods the other week.LOL.
Sigurd for President! (Woodsedge is alive) Hmm thought he saw the wrong end of a shotgun in the woods the other week.LOL. westbaywonder
  • Score: 1

7:43pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Tonyglyn says...

"I have written and had two books published since I came here to retire in 2007 - The Darkness of Dreams and The Torment of Truth."

Available in all good book shops now!
"I have written and had two books published since I came here to retire in 2007 - The Darkness of Dreams and The Torment of Truth." Available in all good book shops now! Tonyglyn
  • Score: 1

7:47pm Tue 24 Jun 14

westbaywonder says...

Tonyglyn wrote:
"I have written and had two books published since I came here to retire in 2007 - The Darkness of Dreams and The Torment of Truth."

Available in all good book shops now!
No advertising on a public forum please.
[quote][p][bold]Tonyglyn[/bold] wrote: "I have written and had two books published since I came here to retire in 2007 - The Darkness of Dreams and The Torment of Truth." Available in all good book shops now![/p][/quote]No advertising on a public forum please. westbaywonder
  • Score: 1

8:02pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Simon Nicholas says...

I know I had already had my say, but comments since have enraged me enough to come back for more! To the majority of posters to date.....

1) You are not living in Beirut or Iraq - you are living in a small town in Dorset, which happens to be lucky enough to be located in an area of stunning natural beauty, and in possession of one of the best beaches and harbourside in the UK. As a small town however, it is suffering the same as the majority of others. all of which are in decline to some extent or another. The reasons are numerous, out of town shopping, internet shopping, no suitable work for youngsters - do you really think you are unique in that? Here in South Wales we have the offspring of the hundreds of thousands of people who came here in the coal boom - these exist in areas that are now far worse than Littlemoor, all of benefits, many on drugs, and with criminal records.

2) I note that Weymouth is being compared with Southampton, Poole and Bournemouth as some kind of heavenly oasis of wellness - I can assure you they all have similar problems - yes they do have better shops, as they should, they are bigger than Weymouth in every way, and have the populations to match - however, you will soon find unsightly empty shops in all these areas if you look hard enough. The message boards on all the media in these areas all have the same complaints as most of you - rubbish everywhere, scum on the streets , towns going downhill fast, council incompetent etc.

3) My brothers partner is a teacher in Bourmemouth - she says the depravation in many parts of the place needs to be seen to be believed.

4) As an aside, two locals set fire to two almost new Stagecoach Scania double decks in Paignton in the early hours after England lost their first World Cup game - both buses were completely destroyed - so much for the English Riveria. And if you think Weymouth`s town centre is in decline, try walking through Torquay`s shpping street these days, or Dover`s for that matter - its the same all over the UK. Weymouth does however still have the majorit of national retailers, and have shops like M&S and Debenhams that other areas can only dream of.

Simon N.
I know I had already had my say, but comments since have enraged me enough to come back for more! To the majority of posters to date..... 1) You are not living in Beirut or Iraq - you are living in a small town in Dorset, which happens to be lucky enough to be located in an area of stunning natural beauty, and in possession of one of the best beaches and harbourside in the UK. As a small town however, it is suffering the same as the majority of others. all of which are in decline to some extent or another. The reasons are numerous, out of town shopping, internet shopping, no suitable work for youngsters - do you really think you are unique in that? Here in South Wales we have the offspring of the hundreds of thousands of people who came here in the coal boom - these exist in areas that are now far worse than Littlemoor, all of benefits, many on drugs, and with criminal records. 2) I note that Weymouth is being compared with Southampton, Poole and Bournemouth as some kind of heavenly oasis of wellness - I can assure you they all have similar problems - yes they do have better shops, as they should, they are bigger than Weymouth in every way, and have the populations to match - however, you will soon find unsightly empty shops in all these areas if you look hard enough. The message boards on all the media in these areas all have the same complaints as most of you - rubbish everywhere, scum on the streets , towns going downhill fast, council incompetent etc. 3) My brothers partner is a teacher in Bourmemouth - she says the depravation in many parts of the place needs to be seen to be believed. 4) As an aside, two locals set fire to two almost new Stagecoach Scania double decks in Paignton in the early hours after England lost their first World Cup game - both buses were completely destroyed - so much for the English Riveria. And if you think Weymouth`s town centre is in decline, try walking through Torquay`s shpping street these days, or Dover`s for that matter - its the same all over the UK. Weymouth does however still have the majorit of national retailers, and have shops like M&S and Debenhams that other areas can only dream of. Simon N. Simon Nicholas
  • Score: 10

8:49pm Tue 24 Jun 14

ksmain says...

Simon Nicholas wrote:
I know I had already had my say, but comments since have enraged me enough to come back for more! To the majority of posters to date.....

1) You are not living in Beirut or Iraq - you are living in a small town in Dorset, which happens to be lucky enough to be located in an area of stunning natural beauty, and in possession of one of the best beaches and harbourside in the UK. As a small town however, it is suffering the same as the majority of others. all of which are in decline to some extent or another. The reasons are numerous, out of town shopping, internet shopping, no suitable work for youngsters - do you really think you are unique in that? Here in South Wales we have the offspring of the hundreds of thousands of people who came here in the coal boom - these exist in areas that are now far worse than Littlemoor, all of benefits, many on drugs, and with criminal records.

2) I note that Weymouth is being compared with Southampton, Poole and Bournemouth as some kind of heavenly oasis of wellness - I can assure you they all have similar problems - yes they do have better shops, as they should, they are bigger than Weymouth in every way, and have the populations to match - however, you will soon find unsightly empty shops in all these areas if you look hard enough. The message boards on all the media in these areas all have the same complaints as most of you - rubbish everywhere, scum on the streets , towns going downhill fast, council incompetent etc.

3) My brothers partner is a teacher in Bourmemouth - she says the depravation in many parts of the place needs to be seen to be believed.

4) As an aside, two locals set fire to two almost new Stagecoach Scania double decks in Paignton in the early hours after England lost their first World Cup game - both buses were completely destroyed - so much for the English Riveria. And if you think Weymouth`s town centre is in decline, try walking through Torquay`s shpping street these days, or Dover`s for that matter - its the same all over the UK. Weymouth does however still have the majorit of national retailers, and have shops like M&S and Debenhams that other areas can only dream of.

Simon N.
I never knew that there was a lot of 'depravation' in Bournemouth - I knew that there were some sex shops and areas with prostitution but I didn't think it was much worse than Weymouth.

While I agree that a lot of the problems are countrywide - there appears to be a lack of drive and business acumen in Weymouth. It manifests itself in various ways - Park & Ride charges that go up in the summer discouraging those that may use the service if the charges remain low, overexcessive car parking charges in the centre of Weymouth, land that comes up on the harbourside that is wasted on housing rather than used for business purpose (eg hotel, restaurants, etc), lack of care in dealing with Condor - which the town may lose).

I actually think that Weymouth is far nicer than Bournemouth (which I feel is a commuter town with a featureless beach) if only more drive was used to promote it.
[quote][p][bold]Simon Nicholas[/bold] wrote: I know I had already had my say, but comments since have enraged me enough to come back for more! To the majority of posters to date..... 1) You are not living in Beirut or Iraq - you are living in a small town in Dorset, which happens to be lucky enough to be located in an area of stunning natural beauty, and in possession of one of the best beaches and harbourside in the UK. As a small town however, it is suffering the same as the majority of others. all of which are in decline to some extent or another. The reasons are numerous, out of town shopping, internet shopping, no suitable work for youngsters - do you really think you are unique in that? Here in South Wales we have the offspring of the hundreds of thousands of people who came here in the coal boom - these exist in areas that are now far worse than Littlemoor, all of benefits, many on drugs, and with criminal records. 2) I note that Weymouth is being compared with Southampton, Poole and Bournemouth as some kind of heavenly oasis of wellness - I can assure you they all have similar problems - yes they do have better shops, as they should, they are bigger than Weymouth in every way, and have the populations to match - however, you will soon find unsightly empty shops in all these areas if you look hard enough. The message boards on all the media in these areas all have the same complaints as most of you - rubbish everywhere, scum on the streets , towns going downhill fast, council incompetent etc. 3) My brothers partner is a teacher in Bourmemouth - she says the depravation in many parts of the place needs to be seen to be believed. 4) As an aside, two locals set fire to two almost new Stagecoach Scania double decks in Paignton in the early hours after England lost their first World Cup game - both buses were completely destroyed - so much for the English Riveria. And if you think Weymouth`s town centre is in decline, try walking through Torquay`s shpping street these days, or Dover`s for that matter - its the same all over the UK. Weymouth does however still have the majorit of national retailers, and have shops like M&S and Debenhams that other areas can only dream of. Simon N.[/p][/quote]I never knew that there was a lot of 'depravation' in Bournemouth - I knew that there were some sex shops and areas with prostitution but I didn't think it was much worse than Weymouth. While I agree that a lot of the problems are countrywide - there appears to be a lack of drive and business acumen in Weymouth. It manifests itself in various ways - Park & Ride charges that go up in the summer discouraging those that may use the service if the charges remain low, overexcessive car parking charges in the centre of Weymouth, land that comes up on the harbourside that is wasted on housing rather than used for business purpose (eg hotel, restaurants, etc), lack of care in dealing with Condor - which the town may lose). I actually think that Weymouth is far nicer than Bournemouth (which I feel is a commuter town with a featureless beach) if only more drive was used to promote it. ksmain
  • Score: 0

9:41pm Tue 24 Jun 14

louiscox says...

pamelagaull@yahoo.co
.uk
wrote:
My goodness what a load of caustic codswallop. I couldn't believe the uncalled for vitriol that was spewed out by Charlotte (Never heard of her) about Weymouth. I live in the 'hinterland of cultural deprivation' behind the Georgian facade of Weymouth's seafront and am certainly not deprived in any way. A three minute walk to a prize winning beach and lovely cafés and tea rooms to be enjoyed from 6am until 10 pm and probably longer is a pleasure I savour every single day.
I have written and had two books published since I came here to retire in 2007 - The Darkness of Dreams and The Torment of Truth. Littlemoor not far away on a very frequent bus route serves me with a wonderful writing group Off the Cuff. My neighbours are a friendly, cheerful crowd of people and among them are artists, musicians and round the corner from me live the organisers of the folk festival. Where there are gardens the streets are a picture of colour as is the front of the railway station. A community centre provides art classes, history projects, quiz nights and many other activities which bring the community together.
I lived and taught in London. It was hard work for every teacher as we struggled to overcome the social problems there. But I am proud to say that Ofsted reports were very satisfactory. However, I never went out in the evenings without using a minicab. There were murders in the streets around where I lived. Even at 6pm I could not safely walk home in a direct line from school but had to make a detour onto the busier street.
In addition the filth in these back streets was indescribable with pots of food tipped round the trees and flocks of pigeons scavenged there. Rubbish outside shops in the busy main road drew rats and mice in their hundreds, possibly many more. Rats, mice and cockroaches were prevalent in several of the places I lived and shopped. The friendliness of people overcame that of course for me. I loved the multitude of languages and cultures but I knew from teaching that children would have difficulty learning English when it was infrequently spoken outside the school gates.
It is wrong and impossible to make comparisons. Every single part of the UK has its problems of shop closures and restricted opportunities for cultural development. Young people in every town and city are encouraged to follow the nightclubbing way of life and museums and art galleries aren't their main source of enjoyment. Weymouth has such a lot to offer and the vitriolic attack on it was uncalled for and made me seethe with the unfairness of it.
I have lived in several places the length and breadth of the UK and holidayed too but Weymouth is far and away in my opinion the best place to live. I know also as fact from having taught here that many of the problem families have been taken here from other towns and cities by social services in an attempt to help them. Why would they choose Weymouth and Portland unless they were seen as beneficial places to bring up children.
The attack on Weymouth seemed to me almost personal in its vehemence. As I look out of my window this morning at the bright blue sky and look forward to a walk along the lovely seashore in anticipation of a frothy cappuccino in a choice of welcoming tearooms I shake my head at that article, I even laugh out loud at its ignorance of the truth.
I don't think anyone's is going to disagree that it's not a bad place to retire. Put yourself in the position of somebody fourty / five years younger. All decisions are made by people three times your age, your chances of getting decent work are negligible and nobody with any influence is really interested in your needs or aspirations. Why would you want to stay here? And so almost exclusively all the best young people leave because there is jut nothing for them in Weymouth.
If your twenty something you better believe it's a hinterland. It might be pretty but it's really just a gilded cage.
[quote][p][bold]pamelagaull@yahoo.co .uk[/bold] wrote: My goodness what a load of caustic codswallop. I couldn't believe the uncalled for vitriol that was spewed out by Charlotte (Never heard of her) about Weymouth. I live in the 'hinterland of cultural deprivation' behind the Georgian facade of Weymouth's seafront and am certainly not deprived in any way. A three minute walk to a prize winning beach and lovely cafés and tea rooms to be enjoyed from 6am until 10 pm and probably longer is a pleasure I savour every single day. I have written and had two books published since I came here to retire in 2007 - The Darkness of Dreams and The Torment of Truth. Littlemoor not far away on a very frequent bus route serves me with a wonderful writing group Off the Cuff. My neighbours are a friendly, cheerful crowd of people and among them are artists, musicians and round the corner from me live the organisers of the folk festival. Where there are gardens the streets are a picture of colour as is the front of the railway station. A community centre provides art classes, history projects, quiz nights and many other activities which bring the community together. I lived and taught in London. It was hard work for every teacher as we struggled to overcome the social problems there. But I am proud to say that Ofsted reports were very satisfactory. However, I never went out in the evenings without using a minicab. There were murders in the streets around where I lived. Even at 6pm I could not safely walk home in a direct line from school but had to make a detour onto the busier street. In addition the filth in these back streets was indescribable with pots of food tipped round the trees and flocks of pigeons scavenged there. Rubbish outside shops in the busy main road drew rats and mice in their hundreds, possibly many more. Rats, mice and cockroaches were prevalent in several of the places I lived and shopped. The friendliness of people overcame that of course for me. I loved the multitude of languages and cultures but I knew from teaching that children would have difficulty learning English when it was infrequently spoken outside the school gates. It is wrong and impossible to make comparisons. Every single part of the UK has its problems of shop closures and restricted opportunities for cultural development. Young people in every town and city are encouraged to follow the nightclubbing way of life and museums and art galleries aren't their main source of enjoyment. Weymouth has such a lot to offer and the vitriolic attack on it was uncalled for and made me seethe with the unfairness of it. I have lived in several places the length and breadth of the UK and holidayed too but Weymouth is far and away in my opinion the best place to live. I know also as fact from having taught here that many of the problem families have been taken here from other towns and cities by social services in an attempt to help them. Why would they choose Weymouth and Portland unless they were seen as beneficial places to bring up children. The attack on Weymouth seemed to me almost personal in its vehemence. As I look out of my window this morning at the bright blue sky and look forward to a walk along the lovely seashore in anticipation of a frothy cappuccino in a choice of welcoming tearooms I shake my head at that article, I even laugh out loud at its ignorance of the truth.[/p][/quote]I don't think anyone's is going to disagree that it's not a bad place to retire. Put yourself in the position of somebody fourty / five years younger. All decisions are made by people three times your age, your chances of getting decent work are negligible and nobody with any influence is really interested in your needs or aspirations. Why would you want to stay here? And so almost exclusively all the best young people leave because there is jut nothing for them in Weymouth. If your twenty something you better believe it's a hinterland. It might be pretty but it's really just a gilded cage. louiscox
  • Score: 7

10:41pm Tue 24 Jun 14

ksmain says...

louiscox wrote:
pamelagaull@yahoo.co

.uk
wrote:
My goodness what a load of caustic codswallop. I couldn't believe the uncalled for vitriol that was spewed out by Charlotte (Never heard of her) about Weymouth. I live in the 'hinterland of cultural deprivation' behind the Georgian facade of Weymouth's seafront and am certainly not deprived in any way. A three minute walk to a prize winning beach and lovely cafés and tea rooms to be enjoyed from 6am until 10 pm and probably longer is a pleasure I savour every single day.
I have written and had two books published since I came here to retire in 2007 - The Darkness of Dreams and The Torment of Truth. Littlemoor not far away on a very frequent bus route serves me with a wonderful writing group Off the Cuff. My neighbours are a friendly, cheerful crowd of people and among them are artists, musicians and round the corner from me live the organisers of the folk festival. Where there are gardens the streets are a picture of colour as is the front of the railway station. A community centre provides art classes, history projects, quiz nights and many other activities which bring the community together.
I lived and taught in London. It was hard work for every teacher as we struggled to overcome the social problems there. But I am proud to say that Ofsted reports were very satisfactory. However, I never went out in the evenings without using a minicab. There were murders in the streets around where I lived. Even at 6pm I could not safely walk home in a direct line from school but had to make a detour onto the busier street.
In addition the filth in these back streets was indescribable with pots of food tipped round the trees and flocks of pigeons scavenged there. Rubbish outside shops in the busy main road drew rats and mice in their hundreds, possibly many more. Rats, mice and cockroaches were prevalent in several of the places I lived and shopped. The friendliness of people overcame that of course for me. I loved the multitude of languages and cultures but I knew from teaching that children would have difficulty learning English when it was infrequently spoken outside the school gates.
It is wrong and impossible to make comparisons. Every single part of the UK has its problems of shop closures and restricted opportunities for cultural development. Young people in every town and city are encouraged to follow the nightclubbing way of life and museums and art galleries aren't their main source of enjoyment. Weymouth has such a lot to offer and the vitriolic attack on it was uncalled for and made me seethe with the unfairness of it.
I have lived in several places the length and breadth of the UK and holidayed too but Weymouth is far and away in my opinion the best place to live. I know also as fact from having taught here that many of the problem families have been taken here from other towns and cities by social services in an attempt to help them. Why would they choose Weymouth and Portland unless they were seen as beneficial places to bring up children.
The attack on Weymouth seemed to me almost personal in its vehemence. As I look out of my window this morning at the bright blue sky and look forward to a walk along the lovely seashore in anticipation of a frothy cappuccino in a choice of welcoming tearooms I shake my head at that article, I even laugh out loud at its ignorance of the truth.
I don't think anyone's is going to disagree that it's not a bad place to retire. Put yourself in the position of somebody fourty / five years younger. All decisions are made by people three times your age, your chances of getting decent work are negligible and nobody with any influence is really interested in your needs or aspirations. Why would you want to stay here? And so almost exclusively all the best young people leave because there is jut nothing for them in Weymouth.
If your twenty something you better believe it's a hinterland. It might be pretty but it's really just a gilded cage.
Precisely - and this is what a number of decent-jobbed 50 year-olds and retired people commenting on here seem to forget - for many young people the prospects and jobs simply aren't here. So while it is easy for them to condemn the article - the reality of the situation is much closer to the article than they may wish to see. (By the way - I am over 50 and have a decent job).
[quote][p][bold]louiscox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pamelagaull@yahoo.co .uk[/bold] wrote: My goodness what a load of caustic codswallop. I couldn't believe the uncalled for vitriol that was spewed out by Charlotte (Never heard of her) about Weymouth. I live in the 'hinterland of cultural deprivation' behind the Georgian facade of Weymouth's seafront and am certainly not deprived in any way. A three minute walk to a prize winning beach and lovely cafés and tea rooms to be enjoyed from 6am until 10 pm and probably longer is a pleasure I savour every single day. I have written and had two books published since I came here to retire in 2007 - The Darkness of Dreams and The Torment of Truth. Littlemoor not far away on a very frequent bus route serves me with a wonderful writing group Off the Cuff. My neighbours are a friendly, cheerful crowd of people and among them are artists, musicians and round the corner from me live the organisers of the folk festival. Where there are gardens the streets are a picture of colour as is the front of the railway station. A community centre provides art classes, history projects, quiz nights and many other activities which bring the community together. I lived and taught in London. It was hard work for every teacher as we struggled to overcome the social problems there. But I am proud to say that Ofsted reports were very satisfactory. However, I never went out in the evenings without using a minicab. There were murders in the streets around where I lived. Even at 6pm I could not safely walk home in a direct line from school but had to make a detour onto the busier street. In addition the filth in these back streets was indescribable with pots of food tipped round the trees and flocks of pigeons scavenged there. Rubbish outside shops in the busy main road drew rats and mice in their hundreds, possibly many more. Rats, mice and cockroaches were prevalent in several of the places I lived and shopped. The friendliness of people overcame that of course for me. I loved the multitude of languages and cultures but I knew from teaching that children would have difficulty learning English when it was infrequently spoken outside the school gates. It is wrong and impossible to make comparisons. Every single part of the UK has its problems of shop closures and restricted opportunities for cultural development. Young people in every town and city are encouraged to follow the nightclubbing way of life and museums and art galleries aren't their main source of enjoyment. Weymouth has such a lot to offer and the vitriolic attack on it was uncalled for and made me seethe with the unfairness of it. I have lived in several places the length and breadth of the UK and holidayed too but Weymouth is far and away in my opinion the best place to live. I know also as fact from having taught here that many of the problem families have been taken here from other towns and cities by social services in an attempt to help them. Why would they choose Weymouth and Portland unless they were seen as beneficial places to bring up children. The attack on Weymouth seemed to me almost personal in its vehemence. As I look out of my window this morning at the bright blue sky and look forward to a walk along the lovely seashore in anticipation of a frothy cappuccino in a choice of welcoming tearooms I shake my head at that article, I even laugh out loud at its ignorance of the truth.[/p][/quote]I don't think anyone's is going to disagree that it's not a bad place to retire. Put yourself in the position of somebody fourty / five years younger. All decisions are made by people three times your age, your chances of getting decent work are negligible and nobody with any influence is really interested in your needs or aspirations. Why would you want to stay here? And so almost exclusively all the best young people leave because there is jut nothing for them in Weymouth. If your twenty something you better believe it's a hinterland. It might be pretty but it's really just a gilded cage.[/p][/quote]Precisely - and this is what a number of decent-jobbed 50 year-olds and retired people commenting on here seem to forget - for many young people the prospects and jobs simply aren't here. So while it is easy for them to condemn the article - the reality of the situation is much closer to the article than they may wish to see. (By the way - I am over 50 and have a decent job). ksmain
  • Score: 8

10:51pm Tue 24 Jun 14

MrTomSmith says...

Glad to see you took my advice, and got a few quotes from the horses mouth.
I see she has toned down her attack on Weymouth. If you get another chance for a chat, ask her where she stole the photograph she used in her article? Because she never took it. That is 100% fact.
Glad to see you took my advice, and got a few quotes from the horses mouth. I see she has toned down her attack on Weymouth. If you get another chance for a chat, ask her where she stole the photograph she used in her article? Because she never took it. That is 100% fact. MrTomSmith
  • Score: -1

5:34am Wed 25 Jun 14

Parkstreetshufle says...

For those that do want to improve things sigh thus petition to allow cycling along the seafront

https://secure.avaaz
.org/en/petition/Wey
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gh_Council_Allow_ped
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nt_ie_cycling/?nHYOQ
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For those that do want to improve things sigh thus petition to allow cycling along the seafront https://secure.avaaz .org/en/petition/Wey mouth_Portland_Borou gh_Council_Allow_ped alling_on_the_seafro nt_ie_cycling/?nHYOQ bb Parkstreetshufle
  • Score: -2

5:35am Wed 25 Jun 14

Parkstreetshufle says...

Parkstreetshufle wrote:
For those that do want to improve things sigh thus petition to allow cycling along the seafront

https://secure.avaaz

.org/en/petition/Wey

mouth_Portland_Borou

gh_Council_Allow_ped

alling_on_the_seafro

nt_ie_cycling/?nHYOQ

bb
Apologies - types left handed.
[quote][p][bold]Parkstreetshufle[/bold] wrote: For those that do want to improve things sigh thus petition to allow cycling along the seafront https://secure.avaaz .org/en/petition/Wey mouth_Portland_Borou gh_Council_Allow_ped alling_on_the_seafro nt_ie_cycling/?nHYOQ bb[/p][/quote]Apologies - types left handed. Parkstreetshufle
  • Score: -4

7:56am Wed 25 Jun 14

livid99 says...

cj07589 wrote:
livid99 wrote:
cosmick wrote:
islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.
Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before....
Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ?
Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then.
Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.
I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?
Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way.
Nevermind.
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.[/p][/quote]Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before.... Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ? Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then. Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.[/p][/quote]I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?[/p][/quote]Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way. Nevermind. livid99
  • Score: -6

8:00am Wed 25 Jun 14

Caption Sensible says...

Even the council are leaving town!

Unfortunately the newspaper article is mainly correct.

A dedicated task force needs to he set up, with a clear agenda, with people of intellect, to drive the borough forward.

The time for inaction and falling back on the same old excuses is over.

Bold thinking and the will to succeed must be the new mindset.
Even the council are leaving town! Unfortunately the newspaper article is mainly correct. A dedicated task force needs to he set up, with a clear agenda, with people of intellect, to drive the borough forward. The time for inaction and falling back on the same old excuses is over. Bold thinking and the will to succeed must be the new mindset. Caption Sensible
  • Score: 5

8:32am Wed 25 Jun 14

cosmick says...

livid99 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
livid99 wrote:
cosmick wrote:
islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.
Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before....
Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ?
Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then.
Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.
I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?
Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way.
Nevermind.
I watched the BBC last night (police under pressure) South Yorkshire 700 familys from the poor countrys of the E/U comming here and making trouble and costing us MILLIONS of pounds.
LIVID99 you are a joke.
What is stopping them comming to WEYMOUTH?
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.[/p][/quote]Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before.... Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ? Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then. Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.[/p][/quote]I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?[/p][/quote]Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way. Nevermind.[/p][/quote]I watched the BBC last night (police under pressure) South Yorkshire 700 familys from the poor countrys of the E/U comming here and making trouble and costing us MILLIONS of pounds. LIVID99 you are a joke. What is stopping them comming to WEYMOUTH? cosmick
  • Score: 0

8:53am Wed 25 Jun 14

CaughtJester says...

Meanwhile, whilst some commentators choose to wring their hands and shout "Poverty, what poverty?!", the Echo's own investigation finds that Food Bank referrals in Weymouth and Portland are soaring.
Meanwhile, whilst some commentators choose to wring their hands and shout "Poverty, what poverty?!", the Echo's own investigation finds that Food Bank referrals in Weymouth and Portland are soaring. CaughtJester
  • Score: 2

9:16am Wed 25 Jun 14

Caption Sensible says...

cosmick wrote:
livid99 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
livid99 wrote:
cosmick wrote:
islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.
Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before....
Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ?
Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then.
Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.
I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?
Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way.
Nevermind.
I watched the BBC last night (police under pressure) South Yorkshire 700 familys from the poor countrys of the E/U comming here and making trouble and costing us MILLIONS of pounds.
LIVID99 you are a joke.
What is stopping them comming to WEYMOUTH?
It would help your argument somewhat if you had some grasp of basic grammar, spelling and punctuation.
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.[/p][/quote]Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before.... Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ? Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then. Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.[/p][/quote]I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?[/p][/quote]Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way. Nevermind.[/p][/quote]I watched the BBC last night (police under pressure) South Yorkshire 700 familys from the poor countrys of the E/U comming here and making trouble and costing us MILLIONS of pounds. LIVID99 you are a joke. What is stopping them comming to WEYMOUTH?[/p][/quote]It would help your argument somewhat if you had some grasp of basic grammar, spelling and punctuation. Caption Sensible
  • Score: -5

10:50am Wed 25 Jun 14

banknote says...

Unfortunately, the Weymouth scenario has its roots in the 1960/70's.

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council failed to realise that the days of "bucket and spade" holidays were over and did not look into the prospects of new attractions: a proper conference centre, attracting office development, light industry etc; Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton did, and whilst they still have social problems, are far more attractive places than Weymouth. Time and time again the Borough Council turned down applications from potential employers, because of vested interests of some councillors. Whilst we have a good train service to London, look at the road situation: both the Borough Council and Dorset County Council failed to improve road links to the rest of the country.

Also take a look at the difference between Weymouth and Dorchester. The county town has far better shops than Weymouth, with much less population. Why? It is because the Borough Council does nothing to really invite decent shops and deter potential shoppers with high car parking charges. Is that businesslike?

The newspaper article at the weekend, whilst over the top, was correct in its analysis.
Unfortunately, the Weymouth scenario has its roots in the 1960/70's. Weymouth and Portland Borough Council failed to realise that the days of "bucket and spade" holidays were over and did not look into the prospects of new attractions: a proper conference centre, attracting office development, light industry etc; Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton did, and whilst they still have social problems, are far more attractive places than Weymouth. Time and time again the Borough Council turned down applications from potential employers, because of vested interests of some councillors. Whilst we have a good train service to London, look at the road situation: both the Borough Council and Dorset County Council failed to improve road links to the rest of the country. Also take a look at the difference between Weymouth and Dorchester. The county town has far better shops than Weymouth, with much less population. Why? It is because the Borough Council does nothing to really invite decent shops and deter potential shoppers with high car parking charges. Is that businesslike? The newspaper article at the weekend, whilst over the top, was correct in its analysis. banknote
  • Score: 13

11:29am Wed 25 Jun 14

cj07589 says...

livid99 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
livid99 wrote:
cosmick wrote:
islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.
Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before....
Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ?
Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then.
Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.
I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?
Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way.
Nevermind.
Thanks for proving my point entirely! A lovely view of typical hypocritical intolerance of the left for all to see.
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.[/p][/quote]Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before.... Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ? Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then. Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.[/p][/quote]I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?[/p][/quote]Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way. Nevermind.[/p][/quote]Thanks for proving my point entirely! A lovely view of typical hypocritical intolerance of the left for all to see. cj07589
  • Score: 1

1:13pm Wed 25 Jun 14

livid99 says...

cosmick wrote:
livid99 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
livid99 wrote:
cosmick wrote:
islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.
Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before....
Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ?
Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then.
Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.
I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?
Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way.
Nevermind.
I watched the BBC last night (police under pressure) South Yorkshire 700 familys from the poor countrys of the E/U comming here and making trouble and costing us MILLIONS of pounds.
LIVID99 you are a joke.
What is stopping them comming to WEYMOUTH?
So why are they not already in Weymouth then ? If there is nothing stopping them, why are they not here ?And what about the rest who DO contribute to the country in a positive way, obey the laws, learn to read, write and speak English ? You never mention them do you ? Your posts are constantly anti-immigrant in tone. The joke here is YOU cosmick
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.[/p][/quote]Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before.... Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ? Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then. Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.[/p][/quote]I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?[/p][/quote]Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way. Nevermind.[/p][/quote]I watched the BBC last night (police under pressure) South Yorkshire 700 familys from the poor countrys of the E/U comming here and making trouble and costing us MILLIONS of pounds. LIVID99 you are a joke. What is stopping them comming to WEYMOUTH?[/p][/quote]So why are they not already in Weymouth then ? If there is nothing stopping them, why are they not here ?And what about the rest who DO contribute to the country in a positive way, obey the laws, learn to read, write and speak English ? You never mention them do you ? Your posts are constantly anti-immigrant in tone. The joke here is YOU cosmick livid99
  • Score: 0

1:16pm Wed 25 Jun 14

livid99 says...

cj07589 wrote:
livid99 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
livid99 wrote:
cosmick wrote:
islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.
Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before....
Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ?
Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then.
Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.
I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?
Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way.
Nevermind.
Thanks for proving my point entirely! A lovely view of typical hypocritical intolerance of the left for all to see.
Do you deny UKIP is anti-immigrant then ?
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.[/p][/quote]Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before.... Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ? Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then. Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.[/p][/quote]I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?[/p][/quote]Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way. Nevermind.[/p][/quote]Thanks for proving my point entirely! A lovely view of typical hypocritical intolerance of the left for all to see.[/p][/quote]Do you deny UKIP is anti-immigrant then ? livid99
  • Score: -5

1:23pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Tonyglyn says...

MrTomSmith wrote:
Glad to see you took my advice, and got a few quotes from the horses mouth.
I see she has toned down her attack on Weymouth. If you get another chance for a chat, ask her where she stole the photograph she used in her article? Because she never took it. That is 100% fact.
The Observer used a stock photo from the Getty Images agency which was credited as "John Snelling/Getty Images" on their website. That is 100% fact.
[quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Glad to see you took my advice, and got a few quotes from the horses mouth. I see she has toned down her attack on Weymouth. If you get another chance for a chat, ask her where she stole the photograph she used in her article? Because she never took it. That is 100% fact.[/p][/quote]The Observer used a stock photo from the Getty Images agency which was credited as "John Snelling/Getty Images" on their website. That is 100% fact. Tonyglyn
  • Score: 2

1:39pm Wed 25 Jun 14

cj07589 says...

livid99 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
livid99 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
livid99 wrote:
cosmick wrote:
islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.
Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before....
Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ?
Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then.
Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.
I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?
Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way.
Nevermind.
Thanks for proving my point entirely! A lovely view of typical hypocritical intolerance of the left for all to see.
Do you deny UKIP is anti-immigrant then ?
When in a hole stop digging, intolerant leftie extremist...
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.[/p][/quote]Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before.... Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ? Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then. Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.[/p][/quote]I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?[/p][/quote]Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way. Nevermind.[/p][/quote]Thanks for proving my point entirely! A lovely view of typical hypocritical intolerance of the left for all to see.[/p][/quote]Do you deny UKIP is anti-immigrant then ?[/p][/quote]When in a hole stop digging, intolerant leftie extremist... cj07589
  • Score: 3

2:19pm Wed 25 Jun 14

livid99 says...

cj07589 wrote:
livid99 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
livid99 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
livid99 wrote:
cosmick wrote:
islandman wrote:
How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about.

Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.
Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.
Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before....
Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ?
Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then.
Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.
I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?
Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way.
Nevermind.
Thanks for proving my point entirely! A lovely view of typical hypocritical intolerance of the left for all to see.
Do you deny UKIP is anti-immigrant then ?
When in a hole stop digging, intolerant leftie extremist...
When backed into a corner and the question only has one answer, don't answer the question. Right 'kipper....?
Out
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]islandman[/bold] wrote: How very interesting. Just a matter of weeks ago, whilst staying in Norfolk, we decided to spend a day in Gt Yarmouth. OMG!, after those few hours, Weymouth has nothing to worry about. Then quite coincidentally, we viewed something we had recorded a few weeks ago. Benefits was the subject and Gt Yarmouth the location. Our opinion was justified.[/p][/quote]Why do you think i keep going on about UKIP. GT Yarmouth is a place that all of BRITIAN will be like soon unless we get back control.[/p][/quote]Really ? I've never noticed you mention UKIP before.... Are you one of those people who think Nigel Farage is some kind of superhero who can save the UK from the nasty immigrants swarming across the sea ? Invite him to Weymouth and see if his magic powers can save the town then. Or maybe invite loads of hard working immigrants to come and set up businesses in the town and revitalise the local economy. If all the immigrants decided to follow UKIP advice and get out, the UK would go down the toilet faster than a hot curry. The crazy xenophobia and anti-foreigner propaganda that UKIP is spouting will do more damage to the UK than anything else, just wait and see.[/p][/quote]I see more hypocritical intorance from a self righteous EU lovin lefty, I thought thread was about Weymouths apparent decline?[/p][/quote]Haha yeah right ! The only intolerance is UKIP's intolerance of anything foreign. You know that, but deny it in the typical angry, outraged 'kipper way. Nevermind.[/p][/quote]Thanks for proving my point entirely! A lovely view of typical hypocritical intolerance of the left for all to see.[/p][/quote]Do you deny UKIP is anti-immigrant then ?[/p][/quote]When in a hole stop digging, intolerant leftie extremist...[/p][/quote]When backed into a corner and the question only has one answer, don't answer the question. Right 'kipper....? Out livid99
  • Score: -5

3:15pm Wed 25 Jun 14

ssvle says...

whippetmax wrote:
I have to say that , sadly, this article is correct.
We, as a family love the place so much that we regularly holiday there , from South Wales, for 2 weeks at a time at a higher cost than going abroad would be. We live for those holidays and our dream would be to be able to live there in our retirement. Such is the natural beauty of the place and our investment of many hapoy memories bound up with it.
However, when you truly love something , you love it 'warts and all' and Weymouth has many of these.
We have spent a month in an apartment by the bridge that has given us a birds-eye view down into the town , where we have witnessed night after night of trouble. The atmosphere changes in the early evening and the while town centre takes on a no-go atmosphere.
There is a general sense of decay that is present in so many towns and cities nowadays, very much including our own and we feel a sense of anxiety for the future of such a beautiful place.
One of the things that would prevent me moving there tomorrow is the reality of the lack of job prospects within the area for our young son. This is something that has to be faced up to by those already residing there.
Tourism can only be the answer up to a point. The Condor Ferry appears to be holding Weymouth to ransom over its demands for yet more money to be spent on a terminal at a time when the town still seems to be healing from the fiasco of the Olympics.
Wow, I was there last month, and I agree. As yourself, I love Weymouth and given the opportunity I would move there tomorrow, but as comment with the town centre I witnessed the same thing, and the amount of homeless people has increased. I also very nearly got into a heated dispute with a Russian!!! Could Weymouth be facing the same fate as Blackpool, Great Yarmouth, Skegness etc? I must say though being from Blackburn anything else is an improvement!
[quote][p][bold]whippetmax[/bold] wrote: I have to say that , sadly, this article is correct. We, as a family love the place so much that we regularly holiday there , from South Wales, for 2 weeks at a time at a higher cost than going abroad would be. We live for those holidays and our dream would be to be able to live there in our retirement. Such is the natural beauty of the place and our investment of many hapoy memories bound up with it. However, when you truly love something , you love it 'warts and all' and Weymouth has many of these. We have spent a month in an apartment by the bridge that has given us a birds-eye view down into the town , where we have witnessed night after night of trouble. The atmosphere changes in the early evening and the while town centre takes on a no-go atmosphere. There is a general sense of decay that is present in so many towns and cities nowadays, very much including our own and we feel a sense of anxiety for the future of such a beautiful place. One of the things that would prevent me moving there tomorrow is the reality of the lack of job prospects within the area for our young son. This is something that has to be faced up to by those already residing there. Tourism can only be the answer up to a point. The Condor Ferry appears to be holding Weymouth to ransom over its demands for yet more money to be spent on a terminal at a time when the town still seems to be healing from the fiasco of the Olympics.[/p][/quote]Wow, I was there last month, and I agree. As yourself, I love Weymouth and given the opportunity I would move there tomorrow, but as comment with the town centre I witnessed the same thing, and the amount of homeless people has increased. I also very nearly got into a heated dispute with a Russian!!! Could Weymouth be facing the same fate as Blackpool, Great Yarmouth, Skegness etc? I must say though being from Blackburn anything else is an improvement! ssvle
  • Score: 6

6:58pm Wed 25 Jun 14

bigfatlad says...

I am not a Dorset native but have lived in Weymouth over 30 years now. This means a) I like the place and b) I am getting on a bit. I do sympathise with the writer of the article - I feel the future is looking bleak - and the vast increase in food bank usage appalls me!

On the other hand, I can walk to Chesil Beach down the Rodwell Trail - nothing better than that!
I am not a Dorset native but have lived in Weymouth over 30 years now. This means a) I like the place and b) I am getting on a bit. I do sympathise with the writer of the article - I feel the future is looking bleak - and the vast increase in food bank usage appalls me! On the other hand, I can walk to Chesil Beach down the Rodwell Trail - nothing better than that! bigfatlad
  • Score: 3

9:11pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

Brian.H wrote:
The area has the natural beauty, but needs to be kept clean and tidy. Far to much over grown weeds etc. For example the old railway line by B&Q and the bank by the swannery car park.
*Clean & Tidy* - the gardeners' mentality - then we wonder where all the butterflies have gone !! A mown lawn is as much use to butterflies as the Great Sand Sea in the Sahara would be to YOU - zilch, nada, rien, ingenting, zero. ALL the brown butterflies - once known as the Satyrids - lay their eggs on mature grasses, such as ****'s Foot, False Brome, Timothy, Sheep's Fescue, Yorkshire Fog and numerous others. So do the Hesperiids - the Skippers - no MATURE Wild grasses, no Ringlets, Meadow Browns, Marbled Whites (a 'Brown', curiously enough) Gatekeepers, Graylings, Small Heaths, Large Skipper, Small, Lulworth, Dingy, Essex or Grizzled Skippers - and, incidentally, the Vanessids - Red Admiral, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma and maybe a few others too, can't survive without Nettles, just as the stunning little Holly Blue can't exist without Holly, on which its first brood of eggs are laid, and Ivy, where the second brood eggs are laid..
[quote][p][bold]Brian.H[/bold] wrote: The area has the natural beauty, but needs to be kept clean and tidy. Far to much over grown weeds etc. For example the old railway line by B&Q and the bank by the swannery car park.[/p][/quote]*Clean & Tidy* - the gardeners' mentality - then we wonder where all the butterflies have gone !! A mown lawn is as much use to butterflies as the Great Sand Sea in the Sahara would be to YOU - zilch, nada, rien, ingenting, zero. ALL the brown butterflies - once known as the Satyrids - lay their eggs on mature grasses, such as ****'s Foot, False Brome, Timothy, Sheep's Fescue, Yorkshire Fog and numerous others. So do the Hesperiids - the Skippers - no MATURE Wild grasses, no Ringlets, Meadow Browns, Marbled Whites (a 'Brown', curiously enough) Gatekeepers, Graylings, Small Heaths, Large Skipper, Small, Lulworth, Dingy, Essex or Grizzled Skippers - and, incidentally, the Vanessids - Red Admiral, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma and maybe a few others too, can't survive without Nettles, just as the stunning little Holly Blue can't exist without Holly, on which its first brood of eggs are laid, and Ivy, where the second brood eggs are laid.. Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: -1

3:13am Thu 26 Jun 14

westbaywonder says...

The place and its people are not the problem with Weymouth.

It is the councils that have supposed to have been looking after Weymouth,s welfare that have failed the town and its citizens and continue to do so.
The place and its people are not the problem with Weymouth. It is the councils that have supposed to have been looking after Weymouth,s welfare that have failed the town and its citizens and continue to do so. westbaywonder
  • Score: 5

6:29am Thu 26 Jun 14

visionary2 says...

Weymouth has one of the best beaches in the country plus a lovely Georgian facade. It's much more appealing than Cherbourg and the harbour is very presentable too (apart from the gasometer) so overall it has a lot going for it. I have lived in Dorset for 35 years and seen the steady decline as the town chased the "bucket and spade" holiday makers. What is needed is a vision to go upmarket. A few decades ago Cannes in the south of France was like this and upstaged by Nice. Now look at it. For Weyouth the Olympics were a flop and we failed to take advantage of it. We need a 30 year strategy, a conference/concert hall for major events and some slick marketing and brand repositioning.
Weymouth has one of the best beaches in the country plus a lovely Georgian facade. It's much more appealing than Cherbourg and the harbour is very presentable too (apart from the gasometer) so overall it has a lot going for it. I have lived in Dorset for 35 years and seen the steady decline as the town chased the "bucket and spade" holiday makers. What is needed is a vision to go upmarket. A few decades ago Cannes in the south of France was like this and upstaged by Nice. Now look at it. For Weyouth the Olympics were a flop and we failed to take advantage of it. We need a 30 year strategy, a conference/concert hall for major events and some slick marketing and brand repositioning. visionary2
  • Score: 6

8:55am Thu 26 Jun 14

timgriffiths1962@gmail.com says...

WEstbaywonder talks a lot of sense,how we have ended up in this predicament is all down to the nincompoops in their ivory tower,who are now pulling out and leaving us to stew.The middle classes would not been seen dead in Weymouth,can you picture the scene a couple opening their tattinger on the beach, you would have to knock down the entire town behind the fascade to lure them to weyumouth,and everybody knows the yachties bring their own food and are only seen out fine dining when the council throws a freebee???
WEstbaywonder talks a lot of sense,how we have ended up in this predicament is all down to the nincompoops in their ivory tower,who are now pulling out and leaving us to stew.The middle classes would not been seen dead in Weymouth,can you picture the scene a couple opening their tattinger on the beach, you would have to knock down the entire town behind the fascade to lure them to weyumouth,and everybody knows the yachties bring their own food and are only seen out fine dining when the council throws a freebee??? timgriffiths1962@gmail.com
  • Score: 2

11:38am Thu 26 Jun 14

Caption Sensible says...

banknote wrote:
Unfortunately, the Weymouth scenario has its roots in the 1960/70's.

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council failed to realise that the days of "bucket and spade" holidays were over and did not look into the prospects of new attractions: a proper conference centre, attracting office development, light industry etc; Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton did, and whilst they still have social problems, are far more attractive places than Weymouth. Time and time again the Borough Council turned down applications from potential employers, because of vested interests of some councillors. Whilst we have a good train service to London, look at the road situation: both the Borough Council and Dorset County Council failed to improve road links to the rest of the country.

Also take a look at the difference between Weymouth and Dorchester. The county town has far better shops than Weymouth, with much less population. Why? It is because the Borough Council does nothing to really invite decent shops and deter potential shoppers with high car parking charges. Is that businesslike?

The newspaper article at the weekend, whilst over the top, was correct in its analysis.
Good call, the writing was on the wall in the 80's. That is why I had to leave and start my profession. A 30 year recovery plan is required. If this article has started the process then it is a good thing.
[quote][p][bold]banknote[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately, the Weymouth scenario has its roots in the 1960/70's. Weymouth and Portland Borough Council failed to realise that the days of "bucket and spade" holidays were over and did not look into the prospects of new attractions: a proper conference centre, attracting office development, light industry etc; Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton did, and whilst they still have social problems, are far more attractive places than Weymouth. Time and time again the Borough Council turned down applications from potential employers, because of vested interests of some councillors. Whilst we have a good train service to London, look at the road situation: both the Borough Council and Dorset County Council failed to improve road links to the rest of the country. Also take a look at the difference between Weymouth and Dorchester. The county town has far better shops than Weymouth, with much less population. Why? It is because the Borough Council does nothing to really invite decent shops and deter potential shoppers with high car parking charges. Is that businesslike? The newspaper article at the weekend, whilst over the top, was correct in its analysis.[/p][/quote]Good call, the writing was on the wall in the 80's. That is why I had to leave and start my profession. A 30 year recovery plan is required. If this article has started the process then it is a good thing. Caption Sensible
  • Score: 4

2:53pm Thu 26 Jun 14

cosmick says...

visionary2 wrote:
Weymouth has one of the best beaches in the country plus a lovely Georgian facade. It's much more appealing than Cherbourg and the harbour is very presentable too (apart from the gasometer) so overall it has a lot going for it. I have lived in Dorset for 35 years and seen the steady decline as the town chased the "bucket and spade" holiday makers. What is needed is a vision to go upmarket. A few decades ago Cannes in the south of France was like this and upstaged by Nice. Now look at it. For Weyouth the Olympics were a flop and we failed to take advantage of it. We need a 30 year strategy, a conference/concert hall for major events and some slick marketing and brand repositioning.
Fully agree.
[quote][p][bold]visionary2[/bold] wrote: Weymouth has one of the best beaches in the country plus a lovely Georgian facade. It's much more appealing than Cherbourg and the harbour is very presentable too (apart from the gasometer) so overall it has a lot going for it. I have lived in Dorset for 35 years and seen the steady decline as the town chased the "bucket and spade" holiday makers. What is needed is a vision to go upmarket. A few decades ago Cannes in the south of France was like this and upstaged by Nice. Now look at it. For Weyouth the Olympics were a flop and we failed to take advantage of it. We need a 30 year strategy, a conference/concert hall for major events and some slick marketing and brand repositioning.[/p][/quote]Fully agree. cosmick
  • Score: 3

7:29am Fri 27 Jun 14

it's me says...

Top Gear wrote:
marabout wrote:
Here is just a snippet of the article.......



"Enter this part of Dorset and you leave the 21st century behind. If you are interested in culture or remotely artistic, this is a wasteland," says Charlotte Storey, former actress and teacher, who runs Aspire, a successful small charity helping young people find their way into further education and employment.

"It's a generation behind. A prison of passion, a graveyard of ambition. My advice to young people would be go east, get out. People think 'oh, wealthy Dorset', and parts of it are, but behind that, behind the honey-coloured cottages that are the second homes of the Londoners, there is mass deprivation.

"Weymouth has the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in the country. Drug use is rife. If you're a young person, you leave school and you can maybe get work from June to September, but that's it. The average income around here is £12,000 to £15,000."

Unemployment is at less than 3%, but half of those in work have part-time jobs and previous UK-wide studies suggest many people in part-time work would like to get full-time jobs.

Just over 21% of Weymouth's adult population need benefits to help with housing costs. Almost a quarter of households have no car and locals complain the bus services have been cut to the bone. "Young people who want to go to college can't get there because of the buses. They drop out," says Storey. "They don't sign on the dole because you have to get into the dole office in the major towns and they use up all their jobseekers' allowance on the bus fares and if you're late you get your payment suspended for six months. So what is the point? They are off the radar.
Blimey....I must be like royalty living in Weymouth. Got my own 3 bed house, a car and motor bike, don't need benefits and have a job that pays way more than the quoted average.
That article doesn't seem like the Weymouth I know.
I always thought Westwey House on Westwey Rd was the dole office or Jobcentre maybe I'm wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Top Gear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marabout[/bold] wrote: Here is just a snippet of the article....... "Enter this part of Dorset and you leave the 21st century behind. If you are interested in culture or remotely artistic, this is a wasteland," says Charlotte Storey, former actress and teacher, who runs Aspire, a successful small charity helping young people find their way into further education and employment. "It's a generation behind. A prison of passion, a graveyard of ambition. My advice to young people would be go east, get out. People think 'oh, wealthy Dorset', and parts of it are, but behind that, behind the honey-coloured cottages that are the second homes of the Londoners, there is mass deprivation. "Weymouth has the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in the country. Drug use is rife. If you're a young person, you leave school and you can maybe get work from June to September, but that's it. The average income around here is £12,000 to £15,000." Unemployment is at less than 3%, but half of those in work have part-time jobs and previous UK-wide studies suggest many people in part-time work would like to get full-time jobs. Just over 21% of Weymouth's adult population need benefits to help with housing costs. Almost a quarter of households have no car and locals complain the bus services have been cut to the bone. "Young people who want to go to college can't get there because of the buses. They drop out," says Storey. "They don't sign on the dole because you have to get into the dole office in the major towns and they use up all their jobseekers' allowance on the bus fares and if you're late you get your payment suspended for six months. So what is the point? They are off the radar.[/p][/quote]Blimey....I must be like royalty living in Weymouth. Got my own 3 bed house, a car and motor bike, don't need benefits and have a job that pays way more than the quoted average. That article doesn't seem like the Weymouth I know.[/p][/quote]I always thought Westwey House on Westwey Rd was the dole office or Jobcentre maybe I'm wrong. it's me
  • Score: 0

7:48am Fri 27 Jun 14

timgriffiths1962@gmail.com says...

We have a two page splash in today,s paper saying how they are going to get Weymouth back on the map.Famous keywords from are labour councillor Claire rogers ,aspirations and ambition roll off the tongue,almost like tony blair standing in the room.Somebody wants out of season football,are very own club if it has nt moved again draws a crowd off two and that's on a good day.People are harping on about the Olympic legacy,there is no legacy from a games which cost us all dearlythis should nt be a benchmark to work from..My main bug bear,like are chancellor said we are all in itogether, not so are council who everybody knows will be over the hills and far far awayCondor asking for another ten million to enlarge their berth is nt the answer,in its heyday sealink employed 120 dockers ,now condor employ two.I say invite ALTON TOWERS down to take over the pavilion site,and the revenue will pay for vast improvements to the town centre??
We have a two page splash in today,s paper saying how they are going to get Weymouth back on the map.Famous keywords from are labour councillor Claire rogers ,aspirations and ambition roll off the tongue,almost like tony blair standing in the room.Somebody wants out of season football,are very own club if it has nt moved again draws a crowd off two and that's on a good day.People are harping on about the Olympic legacy,there is no legacy from a games which cost us all dearlythis should nt be a benchmark to work from..My main bug bear,like are chancellor said we are all in itogether, not so are council who everybody knows will be over the hills and far far awayCondor asking for another ten million to enlarge their berth is nt the answer,in its heyday sealink employed 120 dockers ,now condor employ two.I say invite ALTON TOWERS down to take over the pavilion site,and the revenue will pay for vast improvements to the town centre?? timgriffiths1962@gmail.com
  • Score: 1

2:31pm Fri 27 Jun 14

marabout says...

ARE - This is a noun. It means present indicative plural and 2nd person singular of be.


OUR - This is a pronoun. it means a form of the possessive case of we used as an attributive adjective For Example Our team is going to win.
ARE - This is a noun. It means present indicative plural and 2nd person singular of be. OUR - This is a pronoun. it means a form of the possessive case of we used as an attributive adjective For Example Our team is going to win. marabout
  • Score: 1

3:10pm Fri 27 Jun 14

timgriffiths1962@gmail.com says...

thankyou kindly mr chips.i will sleep soundly tonight in our bed,in are avenue in wyke.
thankyou kindly mr chips.i will sleep soundly tonight in our bed,in are avenue in wyke. timgriffiths1962@gmail.com
  • Score: 2

4:52pm Fri 27 Jun 14

MaidofDorset says...

timgriffiths1962@gma
il.com
wrote:
The lady is quite right there is no large employers in Weymouth now, but look at what we did have, mr singh made his millions out of Weymouth and employed nearly everybody in Weymouth who was unskilled, but as soon as somebody waived money at him in Newcastle he was off so fast smoked appeared from his shoes as he disappeared over the ridgeway.The rural development agency spent millions on the naval base, attracting firms that fell over each over to get in.After the initial period of low rents most packed up and moved on to the next free handout.Weymouth is trying to be industrial on one hand and a seaside resort on the other, you cannot have both.We have had endless idiotic councillors who have gone off on a tangent thinking they know best,the selling of the tourist info centre,the running down of the pavilion,the fifthly toilets, a contracted out cleaning company which does nt clean toilets.the overpriced car park,complete with little hitler traffic wardens.the un intelligent traffic lights put in for the non event games.the list is endless.Why when you go to are poshier neighbour Bournemouth do you feel like you are in another world,through fanastic gardens all of the shops within a three minute walk,the beach accessed without the threat off being knocked down why you try to negotiate a three lane motorway or dodge a empty park and ride bus which passes you by every twenty seconds THis town needs somebody with vision who will stop this downward spiral,stop he wasting of money on ridiculous schemes and bring life back into a much loved town.
I thought Mr Sign moved his business distribution centre elsewhere because he was fed up with waiting for the Council to upgrade the road structure so the fleet could move his clothes around in a timely fashion.
[quote][p][bold]timgriffiths1962@gma il.com[/bold] wrote: The lady is quite right there is no large employers in Weymouth now, but look at what we did have, mr singh made his millions out of Weymouth and employed nearly everybody in Weymouth who was unskilled, but as soon as somebody waived money at him in Newcastle he was off so fast smoked appeared from his shoes as he disappeared over the ridgeway.The rural development agency spent millions on the naval base, attracting firms that fell over each over to get in.After the initial period of low rents most packed up and moved on to the next free handout.Weymouth is trying to be industrial on one hand and a seaside resort on the other, you cannot have both.We have had endless idiotic councillors who have gone off on a tangent thinking they know best,the selling of the tourist info centre,the running down of the pavilion,the fifthly toilets, a contracted out cleaning company which does nt clean toilets.the overpriced car park,complete with little hitler traffic wardens.the un intelligent traffic lights put in for the non event games.the list is endless.Why when you go to are poshier neighbour Bournemouth do you feel like you are in another world,through fanastic gardens all of the shops within a three minute walk,the beach accessed without the threat off being knocked down why you try to negotiate a three lane motorway or dodge a empty park and ride bus which passes you by every twenty seconds THis town needs somebody with vision who will stop this downward spiral,stop he wasting of money on ridiculous schemes and bring life back into a much loved town.[/p][/quote]I thought Mr Sign moved his business distribution centre elsewhere because he was fed up with waiting for the Council to upgrade the road structure so the fleet could move his clothes around in a timely fashion. MaidofDorset
  • Score: 1

5:48pm Fri 27 Jun 14

timgriffiths1962@gmail.com says...

Mr singh,recieved a substantial regeneration grant when he moved to Newcastle which had a deprived area status,most of mr singhs empire was in southern Britain with a few in france,iMr singhs father started the business from a market stall on the swannery siteLike Mr king who also had a empire in Weymouth employing quite a few locals they both knew the value of money, where else in todays Weymouth it seems restaurants and shops open on a Monday and close on the Friday.But you can get a nice ice cream from the waterfront chippie next door to the much loved real ale pub ,don honeybuns old establishment ,the kings arms.
Mr singh,recieved a substantial regeneration grant when he moved to Newcastle which had a deprived area status,most of mr singhs empire was in southern Britain with a few in france,iMr singhs father started the business from a market stall on the swannery siteLike Mr king who also had a empire in Weymouth employing quite a few locals they both knew the value of money, where else in todays Weymouth it seems restaurants and shops open on a Monday and close on the Friday.But you can get a nice ice cream from the waterfront chippie next door to the much loved real ale pub ,don honeybuns old establishment ,the kings arms. timgriffiths1962@gmail.com
  • Score: 1

11:50pm Sun 29 Jun 14

banknote says...

timgriffiths1962@gma
il.com
wrote:
Mr singh,recieved a substantial regeneration grant when he moved to Newcastle which had a deprived area status,most of mr singhs empire was in southern Britain with a few in france,iMr singhs father started the business from a market stall on the swannery siteLike Mr king who also had a empire in Weymouth employing quite a few locals they both knew the value of money, where else in todays Weymouth it seems restaurants and shops open on a Monday and close on the Friday.But you can get a nice ice cream from the waterfront chippie next door to the much loved real ale pub ,don honeybuns old establishment ,the kings arms.
Could I suggest you learn basic English before posting your "contributions"?
[quote][p][bold]timgriffiths1962@gma il.com[/bold] wrote: Mr singh,recieved a substantial regeneration grant when he moved to Newcastle which had a deprived area status,most of mr singhs empire was in southern Britain with a few in france,iMr singhs father started the business from a market stall on the swannery siteLike Mr king who also had a empire in Weymouth employing quite a few locals they both knew the value of money, where else in todays Weymouth it seems restaurants and shops open on a Monday and close on the Friday.But you can get a nice ice cream from the waterfront chippie next door to the much loved real ale pub ,don honeybuns old establishment ,the kings arms.[/p][/quote]Could I suggest you learn basic English before posting your "contributions"? banknote
  • Score: -1

8:19am Mon 30 Jun 14

timgriffiths1962@gmail.com says...

Can I suggest you do not use chidish names, banknote????
Can I suggest you do not use chidish names, banknote???? timgriffiths1962@gmail.com
  • Score: 0

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